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 Overview on Indonesian Forestry

  1. Indonesian Forest area is about 130,68 million Ha, classified into: 
    • Conservation forest  (26,8 million Ha)
    • Protection Forest (28,86 million Ha)
    • Production forest (32,60 million Ha)
    • Limited production forest (24,46 million Ha)
    • Convertible production forest (17,94 million Ha). 
  2. The Vision of the Indonesian Forestry development is "Sustainable Forest for the Prosperous and Justice Society"
  3. The Indonesian Government initiatives on environmental protection existed through various National Policies and Acts – National Policy on Climate Change 2009: 
    • Strengthening forest designation to secure forest area;
    • Maintaining and enhancing the functions and the carrying capacity of watershed;
    • Forest protection and controlling forest fire;
    • Biodiversity conservation;
    • Revitalization of forest use and forestry industries;
    • Empowerment of communities around forest. 

 Overview on Indonesian Social Forestry

  • Community is the main actor, the government as facilitator, regulator and supervisor;
  • Implemented at the state owned forest and private land;
  • Implementation of sustainable forest management for economic development and socio cultural;
  • Aim to alleviate poverty
  • Community capacity building.

 Priorities regarding to Social Forestry in Indonesia

  • Providing legal access to communities in managing state forest, through some schemes called: Community Forestry, Village Forest, Private Forest, People's Plantation Forest.
  • Providing scheme of low interest loan for the development of Community Forestry, Village Forest, Private Forest, People's Plantation Forest.
  • Development of partnerships between forest farmers and forest product based industries.

 Regulation Concerning Indonesian Social Forestry 

Ministry of Forestry Regulations:

  • No.P.26/2005 concerning Development of Private Forest;
  • No.P.37/2007 concerning Community Forestry;
  • No.P.49/2008 concerning Village Forest;
  • No.P.35/2007 concerning Development of Non Timber Forest Product.

National Policy Addressing Climate Change:

  • Indonesia is one of nine countries piloting implementation of REDD
  • The Government of Indonesia has committed to reduce emission of  26 % of the level ' business as usual' by the year 2020 without international contribution, or 41% with contribution from developed countries.
  • Following the commitment, some actions have been taken:
  • 'Quick Studies' in collaboration with Indonesia Forest Climate Alliance (IFCA), to ensure the readiness in implementing REDD;
  • Establishing National Boards on Climate Change;
  • Establishing Demonstration Activities in several provinces, followed by establishment of REDD+ Working Groups, involving local people
  • Issuing Ministry of Forestry Regulation No. P. 36/2009, concerning procedure for issuing permits for utilizing absorption and/or carbon stock in production forest and protection forest;
  • Issuing Ministry of Forestry Regulation No. P. 30/2009, concerning mechanism of reduction from deforestation and forest degradation;
  • Issuing Presidential Regulation No.16/2011 concerning National Action Plan for reducing emission;
  • Issuing Instruction of The President of Indonesia No.10/2011 concerning delay issuance of new permits and improvement of natural forest and peat land forest governance.
  • Issuing Ministry of Forestry Decree No. SK 323/2011 concerning determination of indicative map for delaying of issuance of new permits, utilization of forest area and forest land use change
  • Issuing Ministry of Forestry Regulation No. P. 20/2012, concerning implementation of forest carbon.

News from Indonesia

Forest Farmers Group of Kulon Progo Community Forest: Towards Self-Sufficiency

29 October, 2013

Forest Farmers Group of Kulon Progo Community Forest: Towards Self-Sufficiency

Seven groups of Kulon Progo Community Forest farmers (KT-HKm) that are gathered in a forum called “Komunitas Peduli Lingkungan Alam Lestari (Lingkar)” (Community of Surrounding Nature Environment) formalized their business partnership with Joint Enterprise Group (KUB) “Tiwi Manunggal” that is based in Hargowilis Village, Kokap Sub District, Kulon Progo District,...

26 April, 2013

We plant trees, we help GOD to help human's life…

“If we re-planting trees in the forest, it means we help our Earth in supplying oxygen for human’s life. Then it mean we help GOD.” The statement above was said by Herman Hading from Watudiran Village, one of participants in Training on Institutional Strengthened for Farmer Groups of Community Forest in...

Internship of Sikka Community Forest (HKm) in Lombok Tengah, Indonesia

11 January, 2013

Internship of Sikka Community Forest (HKm) in Lombok Tengah, Indonesia

ASFN Secretariat together with Directorate of Social Forestry Development Ministry of Forestry Republic Indonesia and Watershed Management Agency of Dodokan Moyosari Lombok have organized Internship of Sikka Community Forest (Hutan Kemasyarakatan / HKm) in Batukliang, Lombok Tengah, Indonesia. The Internship was held on 26 September – 2 October 2012. The...

11 January, 2013

Formulate the idea of ​​sustainable rattan certification in Kutai Barat

Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) Indonesia Programme collaborated with Local Government Forestry Unit/LGFU of Kutai Barat (Kubar) District, Local Government Industry, Trade and Cooperation Unit / LGITC and WWF Indonesia have conducted a Workshop of Scheme and System of Rattan Sustainable Certification on 10 January 2013. The aim of...