Rehabilitation of degraded lands with native tree species (Paraserianthes falcataria) in Kalimantan, Indonesia
As of: August 2019
Objective and activities
The objective of the project is to provide proof of concept for forest rehabilitation on degraded non-forest land in Kalimantan. Demonstration areas of at least 300 ha are planted with the native tree species Albasia (Paraserianthes Falcataria) in order to test different silvicultural options (intercropping, mixed systems etc.) and to explore market opportunities along the value chain. Innovative, lightweight wood products will be developed and promoted in cooperation with wood processing companies from Java. Private and public investors will be identified for upscaling. Through testing different, fast growing tree species, which can later be planted and used by the industry without further cutting down natural forests, the project contributes to a more sustainable timber value chain. Furthermore, the project will inform the current REDD+ discussion in Indonesia on how to include the private sector in sustainable +-activities (carbon stock enhancement) beyond carbon markets.
State of implementation/results
Project in implementation
- The project organized the 3rd Indonesian Lightwood Cooperation Forum in Java, in October 2018. 224 registered participants were informed about trends in the wood sector and attended the foundation of the „Indonesian Timber Council“, an umbrella organization of associations in the wood processing sector.
- The project was present at the Jakarta Trade Expo in October 2018. The exhibition stand was shared with SIPPO, ILWA, the Indonesian trade ministry and five wood processing enterprises. 122 documented talks were held with interested visitors. The Indonesian president Joko Widoko visited the stand during the trade fair launch and emphasized the importance of products made from fast growing timber species.
- The project organized the 2nd Symposium „German contributions to FLR“ as a side event to the Global Landscapes Forum in November 2018 in Bonn. 45 registered participants extensively discussed the topic of forest landscapes restoration in the tropics. Contributions were made by employees of BMU, IUFRO, BFH and Ecosia.
- The project presented the potential of light wood products at an international furniture fair in Jakarta.
- In the project area in East Kalimantan FWV, UNIQUE and Borneo Institute carried out analyses, field visits and data collection. Furthermore, a system to monitor growth- and survival rates of seedlings was established and FPIC (Free, prior and informed consent) measures were carried out in four villages with 461 small scale farmers participated - 11 farmers were educated in the area of tree nursery and management in Sukabumbi, Westjava. The production of seedlings started in 5 nurseries.
- The project organized a design competition for lightwood products together with the education facility PIKA Semarang that specialises in the wood sector.