Survival of Javanese Furniture

The movie is describing the struggle of small-scale producers and CIFOR’s action research to improve the small-scale producers. It tells us about the common problems faced by the small-scale furniture industry in Jepara, particularly the producers. Jepara furniture is not only a commodity but also as a creative and cultural heritage of Indonesia.

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and its partners is carrying out research project entitled “Mahogany and teak furniture: action research to improve value chain efficiency and enhance livelihoods” project (2008-2013). The project is funded by ACIAR and implemented in partnership with the Jepara District Government, the Jepara Multi stakeholder Forum, the Forestry Research and Development Agency of Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and Bogor Agricultural University. The project aims to improve mahogany and teak small-scale furniture enterprises in Jepara through enhancing the structure and function of the furniture industry. Improved governance and efficiency may secure furniture enterprises, enhance incomes for small-scale producers, and position them in a greater role within the value chain.