Project final report

Enhancing community-based commercial forestry in Indonesia - Final report

Date released
21 December 2021
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Digby Race (Ed)

Co-authors: Aneka Prawesti Suka, Dewi Ratna Kurniasari, Surati, Lukas Rumboko Wibowo, Bugi Sumirat, Kristiana Tri Wahyudiyati, Kuncoro Ariawan, Setiasih Irawanti, Muktasam Abdurrahman, Silvi Nur Oktalina, Harsoyo, Dwiko Budi Permadi, Eko Hardiyanto, Achmad Rizal Bisjoe, Abdul Kadir Wakka, Nurhaedah Muin, Nur Hayati, Rini Purwanti, Indah Novita Dewi, Evita Hapsari, Dede Rohadi, Hugh Stewart, Rowan Reid, Novita Arianti, Mark Schmidt, Devi Silvia and Tuti Herawati


This project aimed to identify how commercial forestry could increase the incomes of smallholders and scale out the broader benefits of commercial forestry to local communities and industries. 

With the Indonesian Government encouraging its forest industries to source supplies from sustainably managed plantations and community-based commercial forestry, and progressively introducing the Timber Legality Assurance System, this project, aimed to strengthen business networks to enhance the commercial benefits from​​ community-based commercial forestry for smallholders; increase the capacity and number of smallholders able to make informed decisions about their silvicultural approach and likely returns; and analyse the policy context and support policy reform to enable it to become a profitable investment choice for smallholders.

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