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Changing Systems from the Ground Up: Inovasi Bumi Brings Conservation Training to the Indonesian Smallholder

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.

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Inovasi Bumi (INOBU), Ministry of Agriculture, Central Kalimantan & Local Governments Sign MOU and Launch SIPKEBUN – A Foundation for Achieving Sustainable Palm Oil

November 1, 2016

Last week in Jakarta, INOBU, the Ministry of Agriculture, Central Kalimantan province and three districts (Gunung Mas, Kotawaringin Barat and Seruyan), solidified an ongoing partnership to accelerate the development of sustainable oil palm in Indonesia. The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding and launched SIPKEBUN, an online system built by INOBU to integrate information on oil palm growers—from industrial scale plantations to independent smallholder farmers. For the first time, the Indonesian government will be able to electronically monitor all oil palm growers: where they are growing it and how they are growing it, a crucial component towards achieving sustainable palm oil in Indonesia.

 

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Innovating Towards Sustainable Jurisdictions: INOBU Rolls Out Training on SIPKEBUN Monitoring System

This month INOBU trained 45 government staff in Central Kalimantan on how to input plantation data into SIPKEBUN, the online monitoring system poised to completely transform land management in the province. The trainings were conducted in Gunung Mas, Katowaringin Barat and Seruyanas districts, as well as the provincial capital, Palangka Raya. A foundation for sustainable jurisdictions, SIPKEBUN is the product of close collaboration between INOBU and the government of Central Kalimantan.

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Sustainable Tropics Alliance

STA partners from Pronatura Sur, A.C., Earth Innovation Institute, IPAM Amazônia, The Green Belt Movement, and Inovasi Bumi meet during the Global Landscapes Forum at COP 21 in Paris. Together, they hosted a table on promoting low-emission rural development models in the Tropics. Representatives from IPAM presented at the CCal platform as well as the SOMAI platform on indigenous threats.

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Towards a Sustainable Palm Oil District: Seruyan’s Pathway towards Jurisdictional Certification

On 17 November 2015, Earth Innovation Institute (EII) hosted a side event to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) 13th Annual Roundtable Meeting to announce a landmark initiative of Seruyan District. The initiative aims to ensure that all palm oil produced and processed in Seruyan District will be certified as sustainable, also known as jurisdictional certification. Prior to the event, Seruyan District had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Kalimantan Plantation Office, major palm companies operating in Seruyan District, and Earth Innovation Institute or Institut Penelitian Inovasi Bumi. These institutions are committed to supporting Seruyan District in its journey towards achieving sustainability in the entire district, including by: 1) assisting smallholders in their transition towards sustainable practice; and 2) removing the risks faced by companies and smallholders in moving towards sustainability, including deforestation and social conflict.

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The New Local Government Law

In September 2014, the Indonesian government enacted the new Local Government Law, Law No. 23/2014 that replaced the old Local Government Law, Law No. 32/2004. Although it recentralizes some authority back to the central level, the new law provides clearer guidance related to the distribution of governmental functions between the central and local governments. This article summarizes the legal analysis of the old and new Local Government Laws. Specifically, this article will analyze the shift of authority and distribution of governmental functions among the central, provincial, and district governments, especially with regards to land-based sectors, including forestry, land, agriculture, and spatial planning.

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How can REDD+ protect the rights of West Papuans and the environment?

The Indonesian central government recently announced economic development as a national priority in West Papua. With commercial interests set to expand, there is an urgent need to implement land-use management systems that safeguard the welfare and rights of indigenous people and their natural environment in the province.

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Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers, Forest Conservation and Climate Change

Intergovernmental fiscal transfers (IFTs) are an innovative way to create incentives for local public actors to support conservation. This book contributes to the debate about how to conserve tropical forests by implementing mechanisms for reducing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

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