The expansion of private oil palm plantation in Gane Dalam, Halmahera is inevitable. Some residents choose to stay on the remaining land they have. Some of them sold their land and become labourers on the plantation. While environmentalists ask the government to review permits and policies that are deemed as not in favour of the local community.
As the 24th Conference of Parties wrapped up in Katowice, questions remains on key issues, amid countries renewing their emission reductions. Indonesia has been actively involved in the UN climate talks since 1994 and it remains committed to its NDCs while renewing commitments especially in carbon emissions and forest and peatland governance.
Legal recognition for community-based forest management does not immediately increase people’s income or welfare. Three Pakpak Bharat forest farmers groups, which have obtained community forest permits, expressed the challenges they face following their permit issuance.
Excessive water exploitation has lead to the drying up of rivers and paddy fields in villages of Kudus district. Efforts have been taken including the prohibition of selling surface water from Mount Muria but water discharge is yet to improve. Water scarcity in Kudus calls for concerted effort in the conservation of protected forest of Mount Muria.
After years of preserving the bamboo forest, villagers of Sumbermujur of East Java are bearing the fruit of their hard labor, as water continues to flow from the Deling spring, allowing them to continue farming, consume clean water even during the dry season. Read more.
Long time crop in South Sulawesi, jewawut or known as millet, is nearly abandoned by local people following challenges to develop the plant. Kaluppini tribe of Enrekang district, South Sulawesi, continue to grow the plant to preserve their indigenous ceremony and maintain their cultural identity.
Indonesia’s agriculture ministry is making preparations in anticipation of the natural phenomena El Nino, which usually leads to a very wet and prolonged rainy season in the region. The anticipatory measures are crucial to mitigate the impact of La Nina on agricultural crop production, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said on Wednesday. “The BMKG (the Meteorology, […]
Pekanbaru, Ekuatorial– A total of 36 conflicts in the tens of thousands of hectares of plantation area in Riau province still unfinished. According to Scale Up, plantation conflicts that occur during January to December 2015 has become the most dominant cause of the conflict from a total of 55 conflicts over natural resources in the […]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo opened the largest sago plant in Indonesia on Friday. The plant will be operated by state-owned forestry firm Perum Perhutani and the plant could boost sago production for domestic needs and exports. The plant, located in Kais, West Papua, officially started its operations on Jan 1, Antara news agency reported on […]
The North Sumatera Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) found that 432 hectares of mangrove forest at Secanggang District, Langkat Regency, had been turned into a palm oil plantation. “We will curb this conversion of mangrove land,” North Sumatera BKSDA head Jhon Kennedy said in Stabat on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Jhon explained that he would […]