LHK Ministry offers social forestry to prevent agrarian conflicts of indigenous peoples

Saturday, 7 March 2020 10:15 WIB


LHK Ministry offers social forestry to prevent agrarian conflicts of indigenous peoples
The Government of Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency (HST) through the Department of Environment and Transportation held a Coordination Meeting and Discussion on Agrarian Conflicts, Indigenous Peoples and Social Forestry at the Regional Regent’s Hall, Friday (6/3).

Deputy Regent of the HST, Berry Nahdian Forqan was present as well as opening the Rakor said, it had been a commitment of the community and the HST district government to continue to preserve the meratus mountains, especially from the exploitation of mines and large oil palm plantations.

Furthermore, he conveyed that the limited access and infrastructure is a challenge for the development of a sustainable meratus area, therefore we must channel all potentials of indigenous peoples for mutual support and sustainable development.

The coordination meeting was attended by Experts in the field of Agrarian Conflict and mediation from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, namely Rivani Noor Machjoeri who conveyed, the supervision and management of the area certainly needed to involve all parties, the government, the private sector and the community.

“The state must be present through all lines and levels of the government sector and must take a role, from ministries to sub-districts,” he said.

A variety of solutions to overcome this were offered by the Government through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

The form of solutions offered can provide benefits to the parties. currently, the management of forest areas is faced with conflicts.

“Social forestry is one solution to conflict resolution, not only the government, but the private sector must also participate in conflict resolution,” he said.
Announcer: M. Taupik Rahman

Editor: Imam Hanafi


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