Media Coverage


Impact Investors Find Value in Smallholder Agriculture

Impact Investors Find Value in Smallholder Agriculture

Higher monitoring costs associated with more complex metrics could detract from funding used for project implementation. However, proper monitoring and evaluation are key to ensure that smallholder farmers and other project stakeholders achieve desired outcomes. Outcomes should not be imbalanced in favor of investors’ financial needs at the expense of smallholders. Peter Holmgren, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research, said the key investments are really made by the local smallholder farmers who bear the greatest risk. “Making it easier for farmers to earn a living while leaving soil and forests intact is what will make a difference.”


Does Sustainable Forest Management Actually Protect Forests?

Does Sustainable Forest Management Actually Protect Forests?

A team of scientists is now questioning whether sustainable forest management might not be as effective as believed, based on their analysis of timber concessions in the Central African nation of the Republic of Congo. Specifically, they argue that SFM may not have led to less deforestation in Congo. Robert Nasi, the deputy director general for research with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), took issue with the interpretation “that forest management is about reducing deforestation.” The goals of SFM and related certification schemes such as those put forth by the Forestry Stewardship Council are in fact much broader, Nasi said. “Certification is not about reducing deforestation,” he added. “Certification is about better managing forests.”


CIFOR supports new peatland restoration agency to prevent forest fires

CIFOR supports new peatland restoration agency to prevent forest fires

The newly established Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) should be supported in its efforts to restore peatland areas and prevent forest fires, according to the Bogor-based Center International Forest and Research (CIFOR). Forest and plantation fires had damaged a total area of 2.6 million hectares across Indonesia in 2015, CIFOR scientist Herry Purnomo, concurrently professor of the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB), stated here, Tuesday. “The BRGs endeavors need the support and involvement of the relevant stakeholders to prevent damage to peatland areas,” he affirmed.


Pusat Studi Bencana dan CIFOR Taja Dialog dan Pelatihan Forum Negeri Bersih Jerebu

Pusat Studi Bencana dan CIFOR Taja Dialog dan Pelatihan Forum Negeri Bersih Jerebu

Pusat Studi Bencana LPPM Universitas Riau bekerjasama dengan CIFOR gelar dialog dan pelatihan Forum Negeri Bersih Jerebu (Forsibu), Senin (1/2/2016). Kegiatan bertajuk Penguatan Aksi Nyata Multi Pihak Mengakhiri Bencana Kabut Asap itu digelar di Swiss Bellin Hotel Pekanbaru.  ilmuwan CIFOR sekaligus guru besar IPB Prof. Herry Purnomo menjelaskan, upaya penting mengatasi masalah kabut asap diantaranya dengan penguatan pemahaman melalui komunikasi. Terutama, dalam menyeimbangkan aksi nyata di tingkat tapak dengan kebijakan pemerintah.


Ini Solusi CIFOR dan Universitas Riau dalam Rangka Pencegahan Karhutla

Ini Solusi CIFOR dan Universitas Riau dalam Rangka Pencegahan Karhutla

Pentingnya kesatuan pandangan dan pemahaman solusi jangka panjang dalam mencegah terulangnya kebakaran hutan dan lahan seperti pada 2015, mendorong Pusat Penelitian Kehutanan Internasional (CIFOR) dan mitra riset Pusat Studi Bencana LPPM Universitas Riau melakukan kerjasama. Kerjasama ini memfasilitasi kebutuhan informasi dan aksi terkait pencegahan kebakaran dan tata kelola hutan dan lahan. CIFOR dan Universitas Riau melakukan kegiatan dialog dan pelatihan partisipatif pencegahan kebakaran hutan dan lahan, pada Senin, 1 Februari 2016 di Pekanbaru, Riau. Dialog dan pelatihan partisipatif ini bertujuan memperkuat aksi para pihak dalam mencegah kebakaran hutan dan lahan di Provinsi Riau.


Ini Lima Poin Keberatan RI atas Pajak Impor Minyak Sawit Perancis

Ini Lima Poin Keberatan RI atas Pajak Impor Minyak Sawit Perancis

Pemerintah Indonesia menolak keras rencana Perancis mengenakan pajak progresif untuk impor minyak sawit mulai 2017. Indonesia sedikitnya telah menyampaikan lima poin keberatan atas rencana Perancis tersebut kepada Dubes Perancis untuk Indonesia pada Senin (1/2).  Alasan Perancis juga tidak sesuai fakta terutama tentang melawan deforestasi den kerusakan ekosistem. Pemerintah Indonesia cenderung tegas dalam memberikan sanski bagi pelaku kebakaran hutan dan lahan (karhutla) 2015. Menurut informasi dari Global Forest Watch dan CIFOR disebutkan bahwa hanya 10% karhutla yang terkait sawit. Artinya, alasan Indonesia telah melakukan deforestasi tidaklah masuk akal.


How can we support migrant workers in the palm oil supply chain? – live chat

How can we support migrant workers in the palm oil supply chain? – live chat

The story of palm oil is also one of migrant labour. When the Dutch first introduced oil palms to south-east Asia, by far the world’s largest producer of palm oil today, they also brought migrants from India and China to cultivate the plantations. On Wednesday 17 February 10am GMT a group of experts will join us to discuss various issues. One of the panel is Pablo Pacheco, a principal scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research based in Bogor, Indonesia. His main research areas cover public and private governance arrangements, sustainable value chains, finance and investment, corporate commitments to sustainability, landscape transformation and agrarian change, and sustainable development.


Indonesia tolak rencana pajak sawit oleh Prancis

Indonesia tolak rencana pajak sawit oleh Prancis

Indonesia menolak keras rencana penetapan pajak progresif untuk semua produk berbasis minyak kelapa sawit oleh Prancis. , Indonesia telah memiliki Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) yang mendorong produksi sawit berkelanjutan dan prolingkungan hidup. “Ini tidak masuk akal karena pemerintah sudah melakukan upaya deforestasi. Pemerintah juga punya tindakan tegas terhadap perusahaan sawit yang terlibat dalam kebakaran hutan kemarin. Bahkan CIFOR, lembaga pengawas hutan, menyebut hanya 10 persen dari kebakaran hutan kemarin itu soal sawit,” ujar Deputi I Bidang Kedaulatan Maritim Menko Kemaritiman Arif Havas Oegroseno.



Top