InfoSAWIT, BOGOR – Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), DR. Suwardi said that one solution to solve the spatial is by expanding the authority of Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial/National Land Agency to manage the forest regions.
“In the principle, the Ministry should have full and single authority to manage the spatial,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Wednesday (29/5/2019).
On the other hand, Ministry of Forestry and Environment and Ministry of Agriculture should be joined as one ministry within its authority to manage the license and the usage.
“It means that Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture would deal on the usage only while Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial/National Land Agency would deal on everything about the spatial,” he said.
He also suggested that the dualism definition of forest area and forest regions should be decided so the two would not be the sources of conflict.
“The forest region could not be decided by one side or by Ministry of Forestry and Environment but should be decided together by Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Agrarian and Spatial/National Land Agency,” he said in the Forum Group Discussion (FGD) within the theme “Aspek Tenurial dalam Pengelolaan Lahan untuk Perkebunan dan Hutan Tanaman Industri (HTI)” in the campus of Faculty of Agriculture, IPB Darmaga, Bogor. (T2)