It is one of five provinces in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo. Its provincial capital is Palangkaraya and in 2010 its population was over 2.2 million, while the 2015 showed a rise to 2.49 million and the latest official estimate (for mid 2019) is 2,649,803. The population growth rate was almost 3.0% per annum between 1990 and 2000, one of the highest provincial growth rates in Indonesia during that time; in the subsequent decade to 2010 the average annual growth rate slowed markedly to around 1.8%, but it rose again in the decade beginning 2010. More than is the case in other province in the region, Central Kalimantan is populated by the Dayaks, the indigenous inhabitants of Borneo.
Improving basic welfare for farmers involving certified rattan.
Via this project, farmers will get better income and create job opportunities in the villages. Open opportunity as a sub contract for local SMEs to supply components and half process product. Our existing operation supported by 11 SMEs group.
Environmental benefits of rattan:
Rattan plant is grow in the tropical rain forest which need support big standing trees.
Rattan sources area most likely have a good forest condition. With better income of farmers from harvesting and processing rattan, the awareness of farmers to maintaining the forest condition will be increased. They will protecting the trees to keeping their main income.
In the rattan furniture market there lately mor and more buyer asking about sustainablility issue of the raw material. This project will introduce and encourage farmer groups to re- planting the rattan which finally improved the forest condition by have more and more trees.
The activities for this project consist of:
Developing feasibility study including detail engineering design of the factory.
Socialization and introducing to farmers and relevant key stakeholders the opportunity and benefit of the project.
Skills training for farmers how to harvest rattan in sustainable way include re-planting rattan and how to processing raw material to have better price.
Piloting re-planting rattan in degraded forest.
Area: Katingan district, Central Kalimantan. Download area map here
Togetherness, justice and openness in optimal forest management.
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Last updated: March, 2020