Safe Harvests for Honey Hunters

In the peatlands of Central Kalimantan, the forest flowers twice a year, usually in June and November. At this time, a group of 10 honey-hunters from Tumbang Nusa will go around the forest together, looking for wild beehives to harvest.

Fewer Fires in Managed Landscapes

Following the severe fire events of 2015, Indonesia introduced new fire prevention measures to reduce crop destruction, haze, forest degradation, and carbon emissions.
The fire prevention efforts, which include strict enforcement of the presidential ban on burning, have resulted in significant fire reductions. Between 2016 and 2019, fires were reduced by 77% compared to previous expectations for similar weather conditions.

Tropical Peat Soils Under Different Land Uses

It is widely acknowledged that tropical peatlands play an important role in the global carbon balance. Carbon stocks and fluxes have been the focus of growing research attention as the greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands, as well as their potential to act as carbon sinks, have gained international prominence in forums such as the COP talks and IPCC reports.

Shorea Shows Promise for Smallholder Timber

Pak Stomo is an elementary school teacher in Tumbang Nusa Village. He owns one hectare of peatland, conveniently located behind his house. In 2015, a great fire swept across his land. Nothing was left standing. “I had planted rubber, rambutan and pineapple. But everything burned, nothing was left,” Stomo recalled.

STRATEGI ADAPTASI PETANI TRANSMIGRAN

Pak Ramin adalah seorang petani sukses yang menanam berbagai tanaman sayuran di lahan seluas 1,5 hektar miliknya. Setelah pindah dari Jawa ke Kalimantan, dia berkata bahwa dia menjalani kehidupan yang lebih sejahtera daripada di kampung halamannya. Tapi, dia harus berjuang selama beberapa dekade hanya untuk sampai ke titik ini.

Economic Livelihoods in Pilang Village

Pilang is a traditional village in the Pulang Pisau regency of Central Kalimantan. Two-thirds of the regency is comprised of peatlands, and Pilang is no exception, with 20,994 hectares out of the total village land area of 28,114 hectares covered by shallow peat soils.

KETAHANAN KARET

Uduh Abungai (76), salah satu anggota tertua di desa mengatakan dia pertama kali menanam 70 pohon karet di lahan 0,5 hektarnya pada tahun 1960. Semua bibit pohon berasal dari Kalimantan, dan seperti warga lainnya, Pak Uduh terus menanam bibit karet setiap tahun. Dia mengatakan bahwa pohon baru dapat disadap getahnya setelah tujuh tahun.

Pak Margo: The Man Who Grew Jelutung

Having always wanted to grow a mini jelutung (Dyera costulata) plantation in his backyard, Pak Margo says it took him 18 years of trial and error, and a substantial part of his personal finances to learn how to do it properly. But now, at the age of 65, he has finally realized his dream.

RUMAH WALET MEMBAWA PENDAPATAN CEPAT BAGI PETANI SKALA USAHA KECIL DI LAHAN GAMBUT KALIMANTAN

Peneliti Gambut Kita menemukan bahwa sebagian besar rumah burung walet mulai bisa memproduksi rutin dalam dua tahun pertama, dengan produksi sarang rata-rata 0,1 – 0,5 kg per bulan per rumah burung walet; menjadikannya proposisi yang menarik bagi petani yang siap untuk bertaruh. Namun masalah biasa yang harus diantisipasi termasuk hama seperti tokek dan semut, serta sambaran petir dan pencuri.

STINGLESS BEES BERKEMBANG DI LAHAN GAMBUT

Perjalanan menjadi pengusaha di Kalimantan merupakan perjuangan penuh suka duka bagi Yoanes Budiyana (43), seorang pendatang asal Jawa Tengah. Saat pertama kali datang ke Kalimantan, Budi bekerja sebagai sopir truk di sebuah perusahaan konstruksi. Di lingkungan barunya, Budi berjuang untuk mendapatkan penghasilan yang cukup untuk tetap bertahan. Dia menghabiskan sebagian besar waktunya di truk, mengemudi jarak jauh di jalan yang sulit untuk mengirimkan barang ke pelosok provinsi. Dalam satu perjalanan, dia menyadari bahwa dia belum pernah melihat penjual madu di pinggir jalan, seperti yang biasa terjadi di Jawa.