Tapping and selling pine sap provides alternative work to picking tea leaves, but few people pursue it. One worker can collect up to 40 kg of pine sap in a month and sell it for 7000 rupiah (US$0.70) per kg. But the sap can only be sold to forestry officials. When this photo was taken in May, 2008, officials had not visited in two months and the workers could not sell elsewhere, affecting their income.
Photo by Aulia Erlangga/CIFOR
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