The Indonesian Forest Concessionaires Association (APHI) signed a memorandum of understanding with Fairventure Social Forestry (FSF) to develop a social forestry-based plantation forest.
This collaboration is also expected to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between APHI and FSF was carried out virtually, Friday, 27 May 2022.
The MoU was signed by APHI Chairman Indroyono Soesilo and FSF Director Hernica Rasan.
Also present at the signing were FSF CEO Robert Burmann, Secretary of the Indonesian Forestry Community Communication Forum (FKMPI) Tjipta Purwita and Chairman of the Indonesian Light Wood Association (ILWA) Setyo Wisnu Broto.
In this collaboration, the German-based FSF will work together to develop social forestry-based plantations in the Forest Utilization Permit (PBPH) concessions of APHI members. Meanwhile, ILWA will be the off taker of the wood produced.
Indroyono said this collaboration was carried out as APHI’s contribution in supporting job creation in the forestry sector in accordance with the Employment Creation Act (UUCK) through multiple forestry businesses.
“This collaboration is an interesting issue and is expected to trigger all parties to get involved,” he said.
Indroyono continued, the second goal of this collaboration is to create a pilot area that can be used as a reference in the future on how to manage social forestry-based plantation forest.
The third objective of the collaboration is related to the commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to Indroyono, Indonesia has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 29% with its own efforts or reaching 41% with international support by 2030.