In 2015 Unliver announced it would take a jurisdictional approach to sourcing commodities from regions with strong climate and forest policies.As part of the initiative Unilever signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the provincial government of Central Kalimantan, the district government of Kotawaringin Barat and Yayasan Penelitian Inovasi Bumi (INOBU) to support a jurisdictional approach for sourcing sustainable palm oil at village level.The partnership aims to map palm oil smallholders and boost smallholder certifications and conduct a baseline assessment of existing smallholder organizations.The partners are now discussing an investment of USD 1 million to support these efforts.
Online Based monitoring system that can track tenurial conflicts in the plantation area in Central Kalimantan.
Yayasan Penelitian Inovasi Bumi (INOBU) has conducted a preliminary study to identify the typology of social conflict occurring within the industry, particularly in West Kotawaringin and Seruyan District, Central Kalimantan Province, as well as mechanisms for completion, monitoring and prevention of conflicts implemented by District and Provincial Governments.The results of the study will be used to design a tracking system of conflict resolution developments that occur at every level of government integrated with plantation databases.The system hopes to help the district and provincial governments to monitor and encourage the process of conflict resolution at the local level and improve the handling of conflict ahead.
Land based SOP conflicts passed into Regional Regulations or Governor Regulations.
The Partnership is involved in furtherance of a policy in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) regarding the handling and resolution of conflicts tenure at the plantation in response to the Sustainable Plantation Regional Regulation and Governor Regulation No.42 year 2014 on the Handling and Settlement of Plantation Conflict in Central Kalimantan Province.Based on the SOP, a flowchart of conflict handling and conflict resolution and the flowchart of tenurial conflict handling and resolution mechanisms in oil palm plantations in Central Kalimantan was established.The flow chart has been clearly defined in the process of handling and resolving conflicts, starting with the occurrence of conflicts by individuals, communities or agencies, followed by data collection and social mapping and conflict analysis to identify the feasibility of the complaint.If the results of the data screening and conflict analysis indicate that the complaint is not feasible to be followed up, then the file will be returned to the complainant for correction or completion.However, if the complaint is declared feasible to be followed up, a problem solving recommendation may be made, which may be law enforcement, mediation, negotiation and policy recommendations.This policy recommendation can be a partnership, compensation, enclave and revision of boundary or spatial planning.
The Heart of Borneo (HoB) Initiative is a transboundary collaboration established in February 2007 among the governments of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia to enable conservation and sustainable development that improves the welfare of those living on the island while minimizing deforestation, forest degradation and the associated loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Under this Initiative, the three countries involved have committed 355,000 hectares, 16.8 million hectares and 6 million hectares respectively to be included in the HoB. The commitments of the three HoB governments are contained in the Heart of Borneo Declaration.
The HoB Initiative is government-led and NGO-supported programme. WWF is the lead NGO which also in collaboration with WWF-Malaysia and driven by support from WWF offices around the world.
- WWF; National governments of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam
Funded by the Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), Phase II began in mid-2016 and will end in 2020 with a focus on Kotawaringin Timur and Katingan Districts. The program’s main areas are:
Fiscal policy for sustainable land use management at sub-national level to support local government on sustainable and equitable land use management including to promote high productivity, sustainable agricultural production (particularly oil palm) and protection of high value ecosystems.
Policy engagement with key local decision makers with engagement of private sector and civil society organizations to develop framework for adopting sustainable land use policies in oil palm supply chain.
Business models of sustainable alternative livelihoods for smallholder farmers in two selected districts to help improve local economy and optimize land use.
Local institutional capacity to support production-protection strategy through productive research-policy linkages and public-private-people collaboration.
- Climate Policy Initiative, University of Palangkaraya, and PILAR
PELITA Seruyan Agricultural Facility aims to reduce environmental damage while improving the welfare of farmers to independently, sustainably and productively cultivate oil palm. The district governments of Seruyan with the support of INOBU, financed by Norad, Packard Foundation and UNEP, has established an agricultural facility for supporting all oil palm smallholders in the entire district. The facility currently provides training for smallholders and will start providing agricultural inputs in the coming year, including certified seedlings, fertilizers and pesticides. It provides support for farmers to get RSPO and ISPO certification. The facility partners with companies, local government agencies and civil society organizations. It would charge at-cost fees for goods and services, and also be capable of receiving grants from third parties and local governments.
- Seruyan District Government;
- Oil Palm Mills and Buyers; RSPO and Farmer Groups.
Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) mandated to restore 2 million ha of degraded peatland in 7 provinces by 2020 (60% of BRG project area located in Central Kalimantan). BRG will restore 679.573 hectares of peatlands in Central Kalimantan. The restoration will be carried out within five years from 2016 to 2020, especially in the heavily degraded areas in Pulang Pisau District.
- Peatland Restoration Agency; Pulang Pisau District
Katingan Mentaya Project is a living proof that carbon finance can combat climate change. The largest program of its kind, it generates an average 7,5 million triple gold certified carbon credits annually. In partnership with local communities, the project utilizes carbon revenues to ensure natural forest restoration and protection through activities aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- PT. Rimba Makmur Utama
SIPKEBUN, which was developed by INOBU in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, the provincial and three district governments of Central Kalimantan, is an online system that integrates data and maps of all oil palm growers: from industrial scale estates to independent smallholder farmers. SIPKEBUN enables the government to know who is growing oil palm, where they are growing it and how they are growing it. SIPKEBUN also a powerful tool for governments to support smallholders to farm legally, productively and profitably. The system can help smallholder farmers to get cultivation registration letters. The data stored within SIPKEBUN enables local governments to streamline the process for issuing cultivation registration letters to smallholders. This data is also a stepping stone for initiating processes for issuing land certificates to smallholders. SIPKEBUN enables local governments to understand how smallholders are farming, which enables them to more effectively target interventions for improving the productivity and profitability of smallholder oil palm plantations.
- Ministry of Agriculture, Provincial government of Central Kalimantan; Three district governments and
Ecosystem Restoration (ER) program was initiated by PT. Rimba Raya Conservation (RRC) in 2007. The objective of the program is to create activities related with the Climate Change prevention, biodiversity and rural community development. ER socialization program has been implemented respectively by PT RRC and PT RRC's partner, World Education (WE), and also performed collaboratively by PT RRC and WE.
- PT. Rimba Raya Conservation; World Education (WE)