IBILAGA: Developing the Fishery Industry in Central Kalimantan

Climbing perch (Anabas testudineus), known locally as papuyu is a hardy fish found in peatlands that can survive out of water for six to ten hours, using a lung-like organ in their head to breathe air. It can also crawl on land using its pectoral fins. Our team followed a lead about a place in […]

Sago Palm: A highly productive crop that thrives on peatland

A Resilient Plant True sago palm (Metroxylon sago) has a great potential to be a sustainable source of livelihood for communities that live around peatland. The plant is native to the eastern parts of Indonesia, specifically Maluku and Papua, where it is eaten as a staple food1. The palm encompasses 5.5 million ha in Indonesia […]

Saving Peatlands with Eco-straws

Purun (Lepironia articulata) is a type of sedge that grows in peatland. This plant is used in woven handicrafts such as mats, bags and hats that are characteristic of Central and South Kalimantan. Tumbang Nusa village in Pulang Pisau Regency is known for its purun handicraft, such as the ones made by Indu Muei (article). […]

Adopting Better Practices of Rubber Tapping

In many villages around Central Kalimantan rubber tapping is a profession that has been passed down from generation to generation. One of them is Pilang in Pulang Pisau Regency, where around 70% of households cultivate rubber. Pak Jonedy, the head of one of the neighborhoods, harvests latex from the trees in his small plantation of […]