Social Forestry Farmers Successfully opened National and Global Coffee Market Access through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Social Forestry Farmers Successfully opened National and Global Coffee Market Access through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Community Forest Farmers (HKm) around Daun Hill, through the Rumpun Register Lima Cooperative, successfully sent Highland Robusta Coffee directly to PT. Mayora Group. Pak Jaka, a KUPS Register Lima member, said there had never been a direct delivery of coffee from forest farmers in his area for almost 50 years. Edison, the Chairman of the KUPS, said that this cooperative had become the primary vendor of PT. Mayora Group with a quota of 8 tons of Robusta coffee per week.

Benny, the assistant of BPDLH (alums of the forestry department of UNIB), also the Supervisory Board of the Rumpun Register Lima cooperative, said that this cooperative had also received quotas for exports to Egypt and Srilanka. Furthermore, he conveyed that this success was due to the hard work of all cooperative members and, of course, the full support and collaboration of the Farmaklik Group, DLHK, KPH, Forestry Extension, and the Forestry Department of UNIB, as well as the Akar Foundation.

 

Farmaklik Group, represented by Singgih, emphasized its commitment to fully assist social forestry farmers, especially in Rejang Lebong, to expand market and capital access so that forest farmers can be “Berdikari” and increase the regional economy.

This proves that Social Forestry can awaken the community’s economic potential. In the future, this collaboration will continue to be strengthened and expanded to create a business ecosystem of coffee agroforestry in social forestry that is inclusive and pro-forest by farmers.

To oversee the various programs in the social forestry area around Daun Hill, the Department of Forestry UNIB, through the Program: “MB-KM Membangun Desa”, will send students to carry out activities in villages that have received Social Forestry permits. This activity will have a tangible impact on the community in optimizing the potential of natural resources, strengthening institutional capacity, and building competitive forest farmer entrepreneurship.

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