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FORCLIME news

Talking about biosphere reserve at the EU Climate Diplomacy Week 2021

2021 10 13 EU Climate Diplomacy week 2021

Following the success of the talkshow for the EU Climate Diplomacy Week in 2019, this year FORCLIME together with UNESCO Man and Biosphere progamme (MAB) Indonesia hosted a virtual session talking about biosphere reserve developments in Indonesia. The event on the 13 October 2021 celebrated also the 50th anniversary of the Man and Biosphere programme (MAB) of UNESCO. During the session, participants received insights about biosphere reserve in Indonesia from the UNESCO Indonesia and the national research and innovation agency (Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional-BRIN). Moreover, experiences from the Betung Kerihun Danau Sentarum Kapuas Hulu and Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserves were presented by SASCI and the Head of Economic Planning of Central Sulawesi Planning Agency (Bappeda), Dr. Irwan, FORCLIME’s counterpart. Additionally, voices of young generation about biosphere reserve were presented by Ms Sukma Riverningtyas, an MAB youth representative.

Climate Diplomacy Week is a time when EU Delegations around the world reach out to communities and partner organisations, highlighting positive global action and collaboration on climate change.

Further information about FORCLIME’s activities at the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity Focal Point for the KFW Forest Program 3 & Provincial Coordinator Central Sulawesi

Created: Thursday, 14 October 2021

Dialogue with the Mattiro Deceng Forest Farmers Group, South Sulawesi

2021 09 16 Dialog with Farmer Group 1

In an effort to increase the capacities of assisted forest farmer groups, the Environmental and Forestry Education and Training Center (BD LHK) in Makassar, South Sulawesi held an informal meeting on 16 September 2021. The meeting was attended by 20 representatives of the Mattiro Deceng Forest Farmers Group, the BD LHK team in Makassar, the Extension Officer from the Forest Management Unit (KPH) of Bulusaraung and FORCLIME. During the meeting, which was led by the Head of the evaluation department at BD LHK Makassar, the Forestry Extension Officer and FORCLIME’s adviser, the Mattiro Deceng affirmed that the processing of palm sugar and natural honey was making a significant contribution to the community’s income. However, the community continues to face various challenges, including: (1) The production and quality of palm sap is being strongly influenced by the climate; (2) The harvesting of honey continues to be undertaken through the use of the fumigation technique, which has the potential to cause forest fires, as well as accidents, due to the fact that this technique involves the climbing of tall trees; (3) The marketing of palm sugar and honey is still being undertaken on an individual basis, meaning that the overall bargaining position of the community remains low and that prices fluctuate. In the wake of these problems, the Mattiro Deceng are hoping to receive support for the marketing of wild honey and palm sugar, as well as in relation to the diversification of their palm-sugar products and the introduction of sustainable bee harvesting.

The Mattiro Deceng Forest Farmers Group live in Panggalungan in Tabo-Tabo Village in Pangkep Regency, South Sulawesi. This village is one of a number that surrounds the Tabo-Tabo Training Forest. The group was first formed by the Forestry Extension Officer at BD LHK Makassar back in 2014. The Mattiro Deceng comprises 30 people who are working to develop their business, which involves the processing of palm sugar and the harvesting of wild honey from the Tabo-Tabo Training Forest area.

As a follow-up to this meeting, the KTH Mattiro Deceng will continue to hold regular meetings in order to discuss solutions to the various challenges that they continue to face.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Daniel Maertz, Adviser for Adult Education and Training

Created: Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Toro village in Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve prepares documentation regarding its customary rules

2021 09 23 Common consent of the traditional regulation fa

With the ultimate goal of conserving the various customary rules and local wisdom that regulates the local community’s social life, particularly in relation to the management and protection of natural resources, Toro village and the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Communication Forum have committed to documenting the various customary rules and local wisdom which currently only exist in the scattered memories of the village elders. In order to initiate this task, a coordination meeting was held in Toro village in the western part of Palu, Central Sulawesi on 23 September 2021. The meeting was opened by the Head of Toro village, Mr Mulyanto Dharmawan Lagimpu, and was attended by local communities.

During the meeting, participants agreed on the following:
1. Collection and extraction of information from the local community, particularly from elderly citizens who still have relevant information stored in their memories.
2. Determination of the Toro language for the documentation of customary rules and local wisdom.
3. Translation of contexts and meanings into the Indonesian language in order to facilitate wider comprehension.

After this task has been completed, the collected customary rules and local wisdom will be compiled into a guidebook that will then be published and distributed to all sub-village and village offices. It is hoped that this project will inspire younger generations to retain and preserve the knowledge of their ancestors, particularly as it relates to the management of natural resources.

The residents of Toro follow various philosophical tenets in relation to their social lives, specifically:
1. Hintuwu, which regulates relationships between people;
2. Katuwua, which regulates relationships between people and nature;
3. Petukua, which regulates relationships between people and the Creator.

For more information, please contact:
Fikty Aprilinayati, Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management and Biosphere Reserve Management
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity Focal Point for the KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi

Created: Wednesday, 13 October 2021

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