Our Strategy

Multi-Stakeholder Governance

At INOBU, we believe that real transformation is outside the reach of any one group of actors. Systemic change is only possible when diverse actors collaborate to solve the problems causing environmental degradation and rural poverty. Read More

Jurisdictional Sourcing

Jurisdictional sourcing - a jurisdiction-wide approach to commodity sourcing - has the potential to transform our commodity supply chains: reducing the cost of sustainability sourcing for companies, and opening new markets for small-scale farmers and indigenous communities. Read More


Through our research, we deliver technological and policy innovations that drive sustainable development. INOBU's innovations are carefully tailored to streamline government systems and empower smallholders and indigenous communities.  Read More

Applied Research

Finding solutions that are sustainable, equitable and profitable is rarely simple. INOBU's team brings the best minds in environmental policy, law, economics, and spatial analysis to dissect the issues and develop lasting solutions. Read More

Our projects

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GCF Taskforce (Governors’ Climate & Forests Taskforce)
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Research Projects
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Technological Innovation

Latest news

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Development of Plantation Conflict Management Systems and ...

A workshop entitled “Development of Plantation Conflict Management Systems and Jurisdiction-Based FPIC” was held. FPIC stands for Free, Prior and Informed Consent. In Indonesia, it is commonly referred to as PADIATAPA, which stands... Read More
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Web-based Sustainable Jurisdiction Monitoring for A Better...

The National Bureau of Statistics (Badan Pusat Statistik Nasional) noted that nutmegs is the third largest spice commodity after peppers and cinnamons from Indonesia. In 2016, the export value of nutmeg reached 44.1 million US dollars... Read More
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INOBU shared the lesson learned in assisting smallholders ...

INOBU hosted a Sustainable Tropics Alliance meeting, a strategic partnership of independent, non-governmental organizations that promote the sustainability of tropical forests through jurisdictional approaches and research, in Bali... Read More
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We aspire for an Indonesia where land and seascapes are managed sustainably and benefit the communities that depend on them
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Our Impact

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Farmers RSPO & ISPO Certified
Smallholders Mapped
Commodity Supply Chains Being Transformed

Resources & Publications

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Report: A Profile of Oil Palm Smallholders and the Challen...

Ensuring that independent, small-scale oil palm farmers are cultivating oil palm sustainably and productively is an integral step to in reducing the environmental harm caused by oil palm cultivation. To achieve that goal, we first... Read More
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INOBU Brief: Monitoring...

Monitoring systems need to be able to detect where harmful environmental activities are taking place and when they occurred. This means having reliable systems for detecting deforestation, forest degradation and fires. Detecting events,... Read More
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INOBU Brief: Mapping Smallholder Oil Palm Farmers: Innova...

The sustainability of palm oil supply chains relies on being able to trace the commodity from origin to production and processing. Consumers want to know that the palm oil they use has not led to deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions... Read More
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Smallholder Certification Progress

INOBU is proud to present the results of our smallholder certification program of a pilot group of 600 oil palm smallholders in Pangkalan Tiga village, Kotawaringin Barat District (Central Kalimantan). Smallholders are undergoing certification under the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard, and next will undergo Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. Our program is supported by Unilever and RSPO.
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Our Employees

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Indra Divayana

Indra started working with INOBU as a Researcher in December 2017. He holds a Masters degree in Forest Management Science and a Bachelors degree in Forest Management from Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor. Prior... Read More
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Dara Natalia

Field Assistant
Dara is a Field Assistant in Gunung Mas district, Central Kalimantan. Dara graduated from the Education and Teaching Faculty in Palangkaraya University. At INOBU, Dara provides assistance for smallholders as well as... Read More
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Michael Padmanaba

Research Manager
Michael Padmanaba, also known as Nobo, started working with Inovasi Bumi (INOBU) as a Research Manager in January 2018. He holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in China and... Read More
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Heni Martanila

Field Assistant
Heni is a Field Assistant in Seruyan district, Central Kalimantan. Heni graduated from Andalas University, with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture Socio-Economics. Previously, she worked as the General Manager secretary... Read More
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Arif Mansur Rosyadi

Field Coordinator
Arif graduated with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture from Antakusuma University in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan. Previously, Arif worked as an administrator at pesticide company PT. Dharma Guna Wibawa. Arif started... Read More
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Roida Afourin Tambunan

Administration Staff
Orin is an administrative assistant who has over 15 years of professional experiences working as a secretary in an embassy in Jakarta and in financial institutions. She graduated from Gunadarma University. At INOBU,... Read More
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What drives us?

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Finding lasting solutions to environmental issues drives us. Rigorous research followed by transformative innovation inspires us. INOBU takes environmental problems, researches the conditions surrounding them, develops innovative interventions, and then pilots and tests them on the ground. We seek solutions to the structural flaws and coalesce the right mix of actors to participate in solving them.