Development of Plantatio...

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,... Read More

Web-based Sustainable Ju...

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... Read More

INOBU shared the lesson ...

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,... Read More

Kick Off of TERPERCAYA S...

Directorate – General of Plantation of Agriculture Ministry reported that, by 2018, there are approximately 14.03 million hectares (ha)  palm oil plantations; and  of which 5  million Ha is managed by smallholders.... Read More

Communication with Small...

April 12, 2018. One of our field staff in Central Kalimantan, Dian Nur Cahya Sejati joined INOBU in September 2015. Dian, who is currently studying Agribusiness at the Open University, was initially involved in mapping... Read More

Q & A with Nobo: Imp...

March 27, 2018. Our new scientist, Dr Michael Padmanaba, also known as Nobo, was born in Yogayakarta and has a background in Forestry, with Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, as his major. He became a researcher so... Read More

PELITA Seruyan Agricultu...

March 12, 2018. Indonesian oil palm smallholders face a number of challenges, such as limited access to certified seeds, training, fertilizer, and other agricultural inputs. Despite making up to 44% of the total area... Read More

AKAPe Working for a Bett...

February 1, 2018. The clock has turned 17.10, and six people from AKAPe (Aspirasi Kaki Abu untuk Perubahan or Aspiration for Change), a local NGO from Fakfak, West Papua, are currently resting after a full day of training.... Read More

Tani Subur Village Unit ...

December 14, 2017. The Indonesian palm oil sector has made major progress this year in certifying smallholders. RSPO certificates were given to Indonesian smallholders at last month’s RT15 event, and this month, the... Read More

Indonesian Smallholders ...

December 12, 2017. Despite the disruption from the erupting Mount Agung, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) successfully held its annual Roundtable 15 (RT15) event last month. What made 477 people from 40... Read More

PRESS RELEASE – Th...

Press Release – July 11, 2017. On 25-29 September 2017, governors from across the world will gather in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, to initiate an important new phase in the efforts to reduce tropical deforestation.... Read More

RSPO Announces July Audi...

June 13, 2017 Today, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) released the Public Notification on upcoming RSPO Certification Initial Assessment of KUD Tani Subur (Koperasi Unit Desa) and its independent palm oil... Read More

INOBU Launches Sustainab...

March 22, 2017 Indonesia dominates world production and export of nutmeg. This week, Inovasi Bumi (INOBU)’s researchers and experts are on the ground in Fakfak district of West Papua to launch a mapping program that... Read More

Save the Date: GCF Annua...

Supported by INOBU, the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan is proud to host the next Annual Meeting of the Governors’ Climate & Forests Task Force (GCF), in September this year. INOBU serves as the GCF... Read More

Jurisdictional Sustainab...

Jurisdictional sustainability is achieved when an entire political geography completes the transition to sustainable development. The pathway to jurisdictional sustainability is neither easy nor quick, however. This... Read More
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Press Release: “Jurisd...

10 February 2017 “It is one thing to announce a pledge to tackle deforestation and illegality. It is another to do this in practice on the ground.” Dr. Ruth Nussbaum, Director, ProForest   The loss of tropical... Read More

Commodity Buyers Represe...

Commodity Buyers Representing 70% of China’s Palm Oil Imports arrive in Central Kalimantan for Inovasi Bumi (INOBU)-Solidaridad Network Field Tour November 22, 2016   Indonesia is the world’s largest producer... Read More

Press Release: Central K...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Central Kalimantan’s Seruyan District Leading a Global Initiative for Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil Production: Update from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Annual Meeting Bangkok, 8 November... Read More

Changing Systems from th...

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... Read More

Ministry of Agriculture,...

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... Read More
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Innovating Towards Susta...

  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... Read More
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Sustainable Tropics Alli...

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... Read More

Towards a Sustainable Pa...

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... Read More
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The Central Kalimantan R...

Central Kalimantan has a vigorous, productive palm oil sector that contributes 28% of the province’s GDRP, generates 165,600 jobs, and that pro- vides incomes to many smallholder families. Palm oil production is often... Read More