We heartily welcome the preparation of this Proceeding of the Launching of Model Forest Indonesia, which is a compilation of presentations and discussions presented during the launching event conducted on December 2, 2004. This is deemed important to broaden the understanding of model forest among many parties. We hope that by being understood by more parties, the concept of model forest will receive stronger support.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the organizing committee, who has undertaken the launching of the model forest concept very well. The same goes to the donors who have contributed to the event...
The Proceedings of the Launching of Model Forest Indonesia is prepared as an account of the cooperation work with the International Model Forest Network Secretariat (IMFNS) undertaken on December 2, 2004. We would like to make use of this opportunity to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to IMFN Secretariat located in Ottawa, Canada, for its full support to the event closely related to the launching of Model Forest Indonesia. Our gratitude and appreciation are extended to FAO, for attending this event as an expression of its support. We thank CIFOR, for its assistance in compiling the Proceeding of the...
This proceeding is prepared based on results of the meeting on the Launching of Model Forest Indonesia conducted by the Department of Forestry in cooperation with the International Model Forest Network Secretariat (IMFNS), Canada and FAO on December 2, 2004 at the Manggala Wanabakti, Jakarta.
The purpose of the launching of Model Forest Indonesia is in the framework of presenting the Department of Forestry’s full support to the development program of model forest in Indonesia, which final goal is sustainable forest management (SFM). This commitment is shown by launching 2 (two) locations of Indonesian model forest, namely Berau Model Forest...
We know that to be able to sustain life, forest has to be well managed. And forest management in Indonesia is not only beneficial for Indonesians, but also for the whole world by providing tangible as well as intangible benefits. However, the development of natural forest in Indonesia, as well as in other parts of the world, is sufficiently depressed. This condition is worsened by the negative impacts of the economic crisis of 1997/1998. In a certain period of time the forest destruction reached 1.6 million hectare per annum.
This concern has pushed the Indonesian Government to prepare and develop...
Special Assistant to the Minister Division of Forestry Development as Head of Executing Team of Social Forestry Working Group
Current problems/issues in the forestry sector are, among others:
Increasing pressures on forest area,
Forest and land fire,
Claims on forest area,
Mining activities, etc.
Additional social economic problems of communities within and around the forest are:
Communities are still not involved in/as agents (actors) of forest management.
Forest products have not given optimum benefit to the welfare of the communities within and around the forest area.
Therefore, an inter-sectoral capacity building policy has been decreed. Nevertheless, the policy...
Model Forest is an activity prioritizing partnership of all stakeholders in achieving Sustainable Forest Management. The established partnership is not only at the local level, but also national and international levels. The partnership covers all stakeholders in the forestry sector, as well as other sectors related to forest.
In Indonesia the development of Model Forest is entering an exiting level marked by the launching of two model forests, namely: Berau Rumah Kita initiated by the Berau Forest Management Project (BFMP) in East Kalimantan, and Margowitan initiated by Perhutani located in four regencies in East Java. There are currently several processes...