Community Forests and Dipantara

Community-based forest management has been widely operationalized in Indonesia. This community-based forest management activity is based on the expectations of relevant parties that management responsibilities suppose to be realized and implemented in sustainable management efforts.

All stakeholders suppose to be involved in participating to build responsible management. For forest management, a responsible management model is one that provides opportunities for stakeholders to provide input, act in facing the dynamics of sustainable management, and dare to take risks in forest management. These risks are part of the self-development process in dealing with the intricacies of the forestry business.

For instance, In community-based forest management, each farmer and farmer group manages their products so that they can then be marketed to consumers.

When the management responsibilities have been developed by all stakeholders, the planning and implementation processes at the field level can be accounted for.

We recognize that collaborative management requires cooperation between the government and stakeholders. Therefore management responsibilities must be shared between the interests of the government and other stakeholders.

Why is this important to be implemented widely in Indonesia? Indonesia has a large population. There are at least 60 million people living in villages around the forest.

The existence of village communities around the forest is very important to encourage successful participation in forest management.

The implementation of CBFM has resulted in more and more parties realizing that forest management must uphold community participation.

This type of management that involves a lot of people, has been implemented in several places with various considerations. One of them is assisting the government to encourage management and get the participation of many parties involve.

It is familiar with the Social Forestry program and is strongly supported by the government of Indonesia that emphasizes the involvement of local communities to do forest management jpintly with other parties.

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