as one district producing palm oil in west kalimantan province, district of ketapang implements the sustainable palm oil production through the production, protection, and inclusion (ppi) compact scheme to protect the forest and increase the smallholders’ roles.
By the end of October 2019, District of Ketapang, West Kalimantan province signed the agreement with the stakeholders to execute the conservation program which focuses to the sustainable production, forest protection, and the smallholders’ partisanship. The compact scheme or integrated scheme is designed by non-profit organization, Inisiatif Dagang Hijau (IDH) in cooperation with District of Ketapang in the Production, Protection, and Inclusion (PPI) in West Kalimantan.
The PPI Compact Scheme is to protect 1 million hectares of forest canopy, 90.000 hectares of high conservation values (HCV) and the high carbon stock (HCS) in the agricultural areas. This is also about to recover up to 20.000 hectares of the forests, the peat; increase the sustainable palm oil production, and increase the sources of living of the independent smallholders in the district in 2022 through the jurisdiction landscape approach.
The commitment is also about to conserve the natural biodiversity, such as, the orangutan corridor in the HCV from some palm oil concession areas near the buffer zones, such as, Gunung Pulung National Park, Gunung Tarak National Park, and forest ecosystem around Sungai Putri.
Palm oil producer company, PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro and the agro industry - investor, PT Varie Twelve promised to invest 1 million euro in the Compact Scheme. Both companies and the other producers, such as, PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya (ANJ), Tbk., and Goodhope are committed to produce sustainable palm oil in the jurisdiction.
Regent of Ketapang, Martin Rantan said that every side should do innovation to realize the good governance and green economy in Ketapang.
“Compact is our way to collaborate with other stake