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Bullet Point: JAKARTA– Farmers for Forest Protection Foundation (4F) together with 4 nonprofit civil society organizations namely High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA), Palm Oil Smallholders Union (SPKS), Greenpeace and High Conservation Value Network launched the Deforestation-Free Toolkit for smallholders on Monday, June 24, 2024. The Deforestation-Free Toolkit for Smallholders was produced in collaboration with several organizations and has undergone a process of field-testing with smallholders in West Kalimantan over the past 4 years. The guide is more than 54 pages of simplified, practical guidance for smallholder communities to identify and mapping areas of forest and land cover in their villages. Tirza Pandelaki, Executive Director of 4F said “Not only does it contain practical guidance for identifying and mapping forest cover areas, the Deforestation Free Toolkit for Smallholders will strengthen natural resource institutions and governance, and implement forest protection management and monitoring tools, as well as provide incentives for communities to…

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Pontianak,¬†elaeis.co¬†–¬†Pemerintah Selandia Baru sedikitnya telah menggelontorkan uang senilai NZ$24.800¬†atau sekitar Rp239 juta untuk mendukung konservasi hutan di Kabupaten Sanggau dan Sekadau, Kalimantan Barat (Kalbar). Dana ini disalurkan melalui Yayasan Petani untuk Pelindung Hutan atau¬†Farmer For Forest Fund¬†(4F). ‚ÄúPendanaan ini akan memberikan dampak yang besar dalam melindungi hutan adat yang tersisa di Sanggau dan Sekadau, serta bagi kehidupan masyarakat desa,” kata Tirza Pandelaki, Direktur Eksekutif 4F dalam siaran pers tertulis yang diterima elaeis.co, Kamis (25/4). Tirza mengatakan, pihaknya telah berjuang selama bertahun-tahun untuk melindungi hutan yang sangat penting bagi budaya, mata pencaharian, dan kesejahteraan spiritual masyarakat. Untuk itu, ia berterima kasih dan sangat menghargai dukungan dana dari Kedutaan Besar Selandia Baru. “Kami akan fokus untuk memberikan dampak langsung di lapangan dan bermitra dengan petani lokal serta masyarakat adat,” ujarnya. Salah satu anggota dewan pembina yayasan, Aida Greenbury menambahkan bahwa dana ini akan memberikan kontribusi besar dalam melanjutkan program yayasan untuk mendukung…

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JAKARTA-Farmers for Forest Protection Foundation (4F) have received NZ$24,800 to support forest conservation with the local communities in Sanggau and Sekadau Districts, West Kalimantan. ‚ÄúThe funding will have a big impact on protecting the remaining customary forest in Sanggau and Sekadau, and on the lives of the village communities. They have been struggling for many years to protect the forests that are essential for their culture, livelihoods and spiritual wellbeing. We thank and appreciate the generous support from the New Zealand Head of Embassy Fund.‚ÄĚ said Tirza Pandelaki, Executive Director of 4F. ‚ÄúFarmers for Forest Protection Foundation or 4F has received the funds and is acting as an intermediary to facilitate the support being provided to the two districts. We‚Äôre focused on having direct impacts on-the-ground and partnering with the local smallholders and Indigenous communities. And this contributes greatly to continuing our programmes to support marginalized smallholders to conserve forests,…

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JAKARTA ‚ÄĒ A new foundation has been established to support Indonesian farmers in protecting forests and selling their sustainably produced products to the global market. The foundation, called the Farmers For Forest Protection Foundation (4F), was established by the association of Indonesian palm oil farmers, or SPKS. This makes 4F the only foundation platform in Indonesia to be formed by and for farmers. The idea behind the foundation comes from the increasing market demand for Indonesian products that are deforestation-free and sustainable, according to SPKS secretary-general Mansuetus Alsy Hanu, known by his nickname, Darto. The European Union, for instance, recently adopted a regulation that bans the trade of commodities, such as rubber and palm oil, that come from deforested areas and illegal sources. Therefore, there‚Äôs a great barrier between the global market, which increasingly demands sustainable products, and smallholders, who are often left to their own devices without much support, Darto…

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Jakarta ‚Äď The Oil Palm Smallholders Union (Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit/SPKS) officially launch the Farmers For Forest Protection Foundation (4F) in Jakarta. The initiative, developed in collaboration with smallholders and local and indigenous communities from various regions in Indonesia, aims to promote responsible deforestation-free practices that enhance the welfare of small farmers and indigenous groups. In a written statement, the foundation‚Äôs said its formation comes in response to the increasing demand for Indonesian products that are not only free from deforestation but also support forest conservation and sustainability principles. Smallholder farmers in Indonesia require strong support from various stakeholders, including the government and market players, to continue their efforts effectively. SPKS has been promoting deforestation-free practices in the oil palm sector, conducting field trials in West Kalimantan using the High Carbon Stock and High Conservation Value approach. The valuable input from farmers, indigenous peoples, and academics during this period played…

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Indonesia‚Äôs smallholder union (SKPS) has established a foundation to help farmers comply with new regulations that aim to weed deforestation out of global supply chains. The¬†Farmers For Forest Protection Foundation (4F), announced at an event in Jakarta on¬†Tuesday (1 August),¬†was developed to support forest conservation and responsible deforestation-free practices that improve the welfare of smallholder farmers and rural communities. Mansuetus Alsy Hanu, secretary-general of SKPS, said that the launch of the foundation was timely as oil palm smallholders need support to cultivate their crops while protecting forests. Smallholders have expressed concern that they will be unable to meet the requirements of the newly introduced European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), which requires farmers to provide evidence that their crop was grown without cutting forests. The foundation will provide¬†both monetary and non-monetary support to¬†farmers, including how to follow deforestation-free and sustainable best practices. These include establishing¬†traceability of farmers‚Äô products, recognition of customary forests, and the processing and marketing…

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Suara.com –¬†Pada hari ini, Yayasan Petani Pelindung Hutan (Farmers For Forests Protection Foundation / 4F) telah resmi diluncurkan oleh Serikat Petani Kelapa¬†Sawit¬†(SPKS) di Jakarta, bersama para petani dan komunitas masyarakat lokal/adat dari sejumlah wilayah di Indonesia. Yayasan Petani Pelindung Hutan atau 4F merupakan satu satunya inisiatif yang dibentuk oleh dan untuk petani kecil di Indonesia yang dikembangkan untuk tujuan mengelola dan menyalurkan pendanaan, mengelola program, monitor dan melaporkan dampak program dalam rangka mendukung konservasi hutan serta praktek yang bertanggung-jawab dan bebas deforestasi untuk meningkatkan kesejahteraan petani kecil dan masyarakat lokal/adat. Latar belakang dari pembentukan 4F adalah semakin tingginya permintaan pasar atas produk-produk Indonesia yang tidak hanya bebas dari deforestasi tetapi juga mendukung usaha konservasi hutan dan azas-azas kelestarian. Walaupun kearifan lokal petani di Indonesia juga telah menganut azas-azas kelestarian termasuk konservasi hutan, namun usaha dari para petani ini masih perlu dukungan yang kuat dari berbagai pihak, dari pemerintah sampai ke…

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