13 June 2019 Indonesia

Women’s business — selling water from the forest

Laman Satong is a small village located on the foot of two forested hills in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The forests are formally owned by the government, but in 2011 the community successfully applied for a so-called village forest permit, giving them the legal right to sell forest products for a period of 35 years.

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06 June 2019 Indonesia

Village forests in an oil palm landscape: can they co-exist?

By applying for a village forest permit, the villagers of Laman Satong in West Kalimantan prevented their forest from being converted into an oil palm plantation. But they did not ban oil palm completely.

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03 June 2019 

Los productos financieros deben ajustarse para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de las empresas forestales comunitarias

Continuando con la serie de entrevistas sobre financiamiento inclusivo del paisaje, tres miembros de la Asociación de Comunidades Forestales del Petén (ACOFOP) Guatemala comparten sus percepciones con Bas Louman de Tropenbos International.

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30 May 2019 the Netherlands

Financial products should be adjusted to better meet needs of community forest enterprises

Continuing the interview series on inclusive landscape finance, three members of the Association of Forest Communities of the Peten (ACOFOP) Guatemala share their insights with Bas Louman of Tropenbos International.

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28 May 2019 Indonesia

Without forest, no water, no Dayak - Conserving a village forest in West Kalimantan

After having received a village forest permit, the village of Laman Satong in West Kalimantan can now earn money from its forest by selling carbon credits. However, the money should not be the main reason for protecting the forest, according to one of the village’s customary elders.

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21 May 2019 Indonesia

CSOs key to implementing social forestry in Indonesia - In conversation with Edi Purwanto

In 2014, the Indonesian government started an ambitious social forestry program, aiming to provide communities with legal permits to manage and use forests located on state lands. As of March 2019, around 2.5 million hectares of land were titled under the program.

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