Changing Systems from the Ground Up: Inovasi Bumi Brings Conservation Training to the Indonesian Smallholder
November 8, 2016
Without transformation at the root of supply chains, sustainable jurisdictions can never be attained. In Indonesia where a significant percentage of agriculture is in the hands of smallholders, achieving sustainable jurisdictions depends on successfully building a conservation mindset among these farmers. Inovasi Bumi (INOBU) is taking its expertise in research and policy innovation into the villages of West Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan to do just that. A district of Central Kalimantan where most of the farmers hold modest estates of only 25 hectares or less, and yet feed into the global supply chain for oil palm, West Kotawaringin illustrates the grassroots level at which lasting change towards sustainable oil palm is happening.