What We Do

Our Theory of Change

We work to find new models of small-scale rural production systems that benefit both nature and society. Reducing deforestation and environmental degradation in Indonesia requires the development of rural production systems that are both sustainable and beneficial to rural households. Rural households in Indonesia are typically poorer than urban households, and local and indigenous communities often do not have their rights to land and resources recognised. Industrial scale concessions as well fisheries operations have often deprived rural households from accessing their land and resources without providing viable alternatives while also degrading the natural environment.

Farmers are actors who directly use land for producing agricultural commodities. They face different challenges depending on the type of commodities produced, their connection to the market, and the behavior of farmers influenced by geographical and demographic conditions.

We work with farmers, including younger generations, to protect nature. 

Farmers Focus

Find alternatives to fire for indigenous agricultural practices

Promote reforestation-based village economy

Produce sustainable commodities with international market

Increase value of non-timber forest products for conservation

Promote fisheries to reduce pressures on land

Market Access & Jurisdictional Approach

Connect international market with sustainable jurisdictions (Jurisdictional Sourcing)

Create market access for less known non-timber forest products

Promote good land management for sustainable farming

Where We Work