Support for Applied Research on the Feasibility of Sustainable Bio fuels Production, for Oil Palm in West Kalimantan

Published on 31 January 2012

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Start Date: 1 August 2011 | End Date: 30 August 2013


The goal of this project is to meet sustainability criteria in land-use planning, specifically, to balance social needs and palm oil production for stakeholders (business, government and communities) in Sanggau and Sekadau districts in West Kalimantan.

Objectives are as follows:
1.Scientific evidence is provided to stakeholders to assist with negotiations, reduce conflict and assist with compliance with Indonesia’s legal and sustainability criteria and international biofuel sustainability initiatives (EU Renewable Energy Sources Directive, US Energy Directive, Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).

2.Existing information is analysed to identify land allocations to oil palm plantations at the expense of local communities’ agriculture and agroforestry, specifically, information from the local taskforce on land conflict at district level (TP4K Sanggau) and the participatory spatial planning units of each district.

3. Ways are identified of incorporating community mapping into participatory spatial zoning to ensure that local communities’ histories and agency in mapping are respected and their participation in planning decision-making is enhanced.

4. A manual is published on how to incorporate community mapping into participatory spatial planning.

5. Local stakeholders in Sekadau district are supported to adopt the lessons from Sanggau district.


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