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Story 2

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic...

Oil Palm in Indonesia
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Oil Palm in Indonesia

Tropical deforestation, forest fires, and peatland degradation in Indonesia are a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss.

Terpercaya
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Terpercaya

December 17, 2019December 20, 2019

The European Forest Institute’s EU REDD Facility and Inobu are leading a study that maps and screens jurisdictional approaches to demonstrating the sustainability of forest and agricultural production. The Terpercaya Study takes its name from the Indonesian word terpercaya, meaning ‘trustworthy’, as it aims to generate credible information and analysis. It should inform and improve...

Everyday Inspiration : Mr. Heremba, a nutmeg farmer from Fakfak District, West Papua
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Everyday Inspiration : Mr. Heremba, a nutmeg farmer from Fakfak District, West Papua

Mohammad Heremba is a charismatic and humorous farmer of Papuan Nutmeg (Myristica argentea). His village, Pang Wadar, is located one hour’s drive from the district capital in Fakfak District, which can be reached after seven hours of flying from Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. For generations, his family have lived from harvesting wild nutmeg. The nutmeg...

Jurisdiction certification
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Jurisdiction certification

December 12, 2019December 20, 2019

History, objectives, end goal The jurisdictional approach to the certification of palm oil in practice refers to the application of the RSPO Principles and Criteria at the level of the jurisdiction. Ideally, it should simplify and reduce the costs of certification thus expanding RSPO coverage while improving social and environmental outcomes. All actors in the...

Development without deforestation: A different path for Indonesian farmers?
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Development without deforestation: A different path for Indonesian farmers?

An agroforestry garden in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia Although Indonesia has become synonymous with tropical deforestation in recent decades, an alternative model of rural development is possible that both protects biodiversity while improving the welfare of rural Indonesians. Diversified agroforestry systems, which have traditionally dominated Indonesian farming for hundreds, if not thousands of years, could form...

A new consensus on measuring the sustainability of Indonesian districts
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A new consensus on measuring the sustainability of Indonesian districts

October 26, 2019October 26, 2019

As debates rage across the world on how to stop tropical deforestation caused by agricultural commodities, a unique experiment to develop a consensus on measuring and promoting sustainable commodity production ended its first phases. The Terpercaya Advisory Committee, a multistakeholder committee led by the Indonesian government and the EU delegation to Indonesia, completed its fourth...