Review of 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. The lessons learned from the implementation of old law was the main reason why the government needed to write the new law. Conceptually, the Local Government Law is the main …

The Supply Chain of Papuan Nutmeg in Fakfak District, West Papua

West Papua Province accounts for 8.6 percent of national nutmeg production. Fakfak District is one of the main nutmeg producers in West Papua Province, responsible for more than 80 percent of the total nutmeg production in the province (Ditjenbun, 2016). Therefore, Papuan Nutmeg from Fakfak District plays a vital role in the nutmeg industry both …

Report: A Profile of Oil Palm Smallholders and the Challenges of Farming Independently

Ensuring that independent, small-scale oil palm farmers are cultivating oil palm sustainably and productively is an integral step to in reducing the environmental harm caused by oil palm cultivation. To achieve that goal, we first should study these farmers and where they are. This study aims to improve the understanding about independent, small-scale oil palm …