The sustainability of commodity chains relies on being able to trace the commodity from origin to production and processing. Consumers want to know that the palm oil, for example, they use has not led to deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions or the destruction of the habitat of endangered animals. To provide a product that satisfies their consumers, companies need to be able trace the origins of the commodity and verify that it was produced sustainably. INOBU developed a mapping program to do this, currently focused on the provinces of Central Kalimantan and West Papua.
INOBU is assisting Central Kalimantan Province to map oil palm smallholders using several pieces of integrated technology, designed to expedite the mapping process in one of Indonesia’s leading oil palm supply locations. This mapping activity is the foundation for certification of palm oil smallholders in three districts: Kotawaringin Barat, Gunung Mas, and Seruyan – with the ultimate goal of preparing these districts for jurisdictional certification, and replicating the process in other palm growing districts and to other commodities.
Mapping Progress: Central Kalimantan
A total of 4,594 smallholders have been mapped so far in Central Kalimantan, with the highest number in Seruyan where 3,096 smallholder farmers have been mapped in Seruyan through a joint effort between INOBU and commercial palm growers.
Indonesia dominates world production and export of nutmeg. To support a vision for sustainable indigenous commodities, INOBU launched a mapping program to systematically gather data on all growers of nutmeg in the forests of Fakfak District, West Papua. The program builds the foundation for a jurisdiction-wide increase in the productivity of nutmeg agro-farmers in West Papua. In collaboration with local NGO, AKAPe, INOBU is building a sustainable indigenous commodity framework which has potential to later be replicated in other districts of West Papua, and extended to other key commodities, especially sago.
Mapping Progress: West Papua
In 2016 INOBU commenced foundation work towards a sustainable indigenous commodities program, currently focused on nutmeg in Fakfak district, but with the potential to be replicated in other districts of West Papua where the same customary rights shape the dynamics of productivity, land use and supply chains. In October 2016, INOBU began mapping indigenous land rights based on ownership of nutmeg forests. The project objectives were to: (1) map the nutmeg areas owned individually (hak dusun pala) and collect social economy and livelihood data; (2) compare and evaluate the mapping methodology and technology used; and (3) collect village baseline data to develop village profiles.
Learn more about our mapping technology and how the mapping process is the foundation for a future of sustainable commodity production.