The Program for Community Based Forest Management and Empowerment

The program aims at supporting the sources of livelihoods of local/indigenous people living inside and around forest areas through the protection of rights and development of livelihood model that are independent and sustainable

 To achieve the objectives, the program develops various activities as follow:

    a). Strengthening and expansion of Village/Nagari Forest, Community Forest, Indigenous Forest, Community Plantation Forest, and forestry partnership in Concessions for Timber Forest Product Utilization in Natural Forest/Industrial Forest Plantation (IUPHHK-HA/HTI)

    b). Cooperation with NGOs in facilitating licenses/recognition of community based forest management
    c). Development of community based forest management with provision of training and technical assistance
    d). Development of capacity of partner NGOs to reduce WARSI investment in human resources for direct assistance by optimizing the role of partner NGOs

    • Strengthen sustainable community-based forest resources management and utilization practices through jurisdictional approach in Jambi Province
    • Harmonisation of Social Forestry through the Long Term Forest Management Plan of Forest Management Unit (RPHJP KPH) 2017-2020
    • Acoustic monitoring of village forests in West Sumatra – phase 2
    • Mainstreaming CBFM in the implementation of REDD+ in Indonesia.
    • Collaborative Management among Concession Holders in preserving the remaining forest cover, strengthening support for biodiversity protection, and increasing utilisation values of Community Based Forest Management in the Landscape of TNKS
    • Development of environmental (carbon) incentives in village forest areas
    • Community Welfare Improvement through inclusive economic development in the ecosystems of Indrapura, Tarusan, Silaut and Batanghari (sub-watershed areas of Batang Suliti, sub-watershed areas of Batang Bangko, sub-watershed areas of Batang Pulakek) watershed areas in 2017-2018
    • Strengthening of Green Development Practices in the efforts for improving Environmental Functions and Local/Indigenous People Economy in Batanghari Watershed areas of Jambi Province 2017-2018
    • Promoting Community-Based Forest Management as instruments of livelihoods for community living around forest independently and sustainably 2015-2016
    • Safeguarding the Heart of Borneo (HoB) through Social Forestry in West Kutai and Mahakam Hulu districts of East Kalimantan province 2015 2017
    • Preserving the Remaining Forest Cover in Kerinci Seblat National Park Ecosystem Landscape to Guarantee Biodiversity Conservation, Support the Livelihoods of Local community, and Designate the Landscape as One of the Major Biodiversity areas in Sumatra 2011 – 2016
    • Biodiversity protection through community-based forest management and agroforestry improvement 2012-2015
    • Restoration of Ecosystem: Mobilising community’s support in villages of interaction 2009-2012
    • Rewarding the Upland Poor in Asia for Environmental Services (RUPES) program for community environmental services 2003-2006
    • Multistakeholder Forest Program (2004-2006)
    • Community Based Forest Management (May 2000 – December 2005)
    • Indonesia Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (April – September 2002)
    • Traditional Community-Based Productive Natural Forest Management (December 1999 – May 2000)
    • Integrated Conservation Development Program TNKS (1996 – 2002)
    • Sumatran Rhinos and Tigers Trade Monitoring Unit (1999 – 2002)
    • Environmental Friendly and Sustainable Cassiavera Commodity (1997 – 2002)
    • Learning and linkage of management of Kerinci Seblat National Park 1992
    Program Achievements:

      1. Successfully influencing the participation of civil society organisations in the southern part of Sumatra in the development of local economic potentials in 1992
      2. Agreement on Village Conservation in buffer villages of TNKS established that integrates community economic development and conservation in 1995
      3. Business partnerships established between private sector and agroforestry rubber farmers and organic spices farmers using premium services 2002.
      4. Models of environmental-friendly energy use successfully developed in Warsi beneficiary villages, Watermill Power Plant in Lubuk Beringin village, Micro-hydro Power Plant in Senamat Ulu and Rantau Kermas
      5. Successfully advocating the Head of District to issue the Decision Letter on the Recognition of Indigenous Forest in Bungo in 2002, Merangin in 2003, Sarolangun in 2010.
      6. Successfully influencing the Minister of Forestry (or the Minister of Environment and Forestry since 2014) to issue the Decision Letter on the First Designation of the Village Forest Areas in Lubuk Beringin village of Bungo district in 2009, followed by the issuance of the license for social forestry in nagari in West Sumatra, Bengkulu, East Kalimantan and North Kalimantan. A total of 138 permits for Social Forestry from the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry for a total areas of 168,439 hectares, consisting of 39 permits for indigenous forest of 3,004 ha in size, one permit for forestry partnership covering 144 ha, 74 permits of village/nagari /kampong forest of 160,187 hectares, 6 permits for community plantation forest of 466 ha and 36 permits for Social Forestry of 4, 668 ha (data until 2019) in Sumatera and Kalimantan in mineral and peat land areas.
      7. Community economic development that is based on CBFM potential by establishing cooperation with various actors for the trading of organic spices, coffee, and rubber.
      8. Development of vertical farming in Bungo district
      9. Development of organic farming in Simancuang, Sumpur Kudus and Bujang Raba landscape
      10. Peatland friendly farming developed since 2012
      11. Models of peatland management through canal blocking systems developed since 2014.
      12. Community REDD + model developed in Bujang Raba landscape in 2015 and registered in Plan Vivo.
      13. Tree adoption system developed and ongoing in community-managed forest since 2014, which included from mineral soil forest to peat swamp forest.
      14. Community craft businesses that are based on local potential of rattan, manau roots, bamboo and pandan developed
      15. Various culinary businesses that are based on local potential of liquid palm sugar, nipa palm confection, raspberry jam, processed coffee and so on.


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