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How Certification Can Further Benefit
Forest-Based Communities:
The Case of Rattan Gardens and Forests and
Participatory G...
Why?
• Rattan has long been known as
an important NTFP with great
potential in Indonesia
• There is current movement to
us...
Certification
3rd Party Certification Participatory Guarantee System
(PGS)
“Participatory Guarantee
Systems are locally fo...
What we do?
Participatory Guarantee System
for rattan
ROLEs: Rotan Lestari (Sustainable Rattan)
PGS Rattan:
Rotan Lestari (Sustainable Rattan)
• The PGS rattan system and standard was developed through
research, interv...
PILOT TESTING
KUTAI BARAT, INDONESIA
Location : Desa Pepas Eheng,
Sub-district : Barong Tongkok
District : Kutai Barat
Pro...
PGS Unit
For the PGS unit in Kutai Barat, the unit members consist of:
Representatives from P3R (the Association of Rattan...
Process and Impacts of Initial PGS Trials
In July 2014, the first 190 “anjat” PGS rattan
products were successfully sold d...
• In the initial stage,
incentive of 5% was first
used and applied on the
rattan products. The next
trial runs, the incent...
Establishment of PGS National Council
May 2015
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, rattan farmers (Kalimantan and
Sulawe...
Lessons and Recommendation
Challenges and Opportunities
Challenges:
- It was initially difficult for weavers to do
regular...
Lessons and Recommendation
The PGS rattan system appears to be promising and
needed in these times where prices are depres...
Thank You
Timeline
2012
• Developing
idea, concept,
draft of
standard and
mechanism
• Domestic
market survey
for certified
rattan
20...
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Presentation by Ms. Natasya Muliandari, Conservation officer for the Non Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme Indonesia (NTFP-EP Indonesia) at the ASFN 6th Conference at Inle Lake in June 2015.

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How certification can further benefit forest-based communities

  1. 1. How Certification Can Further Benefit Forest-Based Communities: The Case of Rattan Gardens and Forests and Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) The ASFN 6th Conference Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar June 1-3, 2015
  2. 2. Why? • Rattan has long been known as an important NTFP with great potential in Indonesia • There is current movement to use green products • Through certification: opportunity to provide added value to rattan farmers and at the same time promote the processing and the sustainable management of rattan
  3. 3. Certification 3rd Party Certification Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) “Participatory Guarantee Systems are locally focused quality assurance systems. They certify producers based on active participation of stakeholders and are built on a foundation of trust, social networks and knowledge exchange”. (IFOAM, 2008)
  4. 4. What we do? Participatory Guarantee System for rattan ROLEs: Rotan Lestari (Sustainable Rattan)
  5. 5. PGS Rattan: Rotan Lestari (Sustainable Rattan) • The PGS rattan system and standard was developed through research, interviews and discussions with stakeholders at district and national level. • Several group discussions and workshops were held to gather inputs and feedback from farmers, weavers, government officials, scientist, private sector, representatives and NGO representatives. • The standard developed consists of 5 criteria: legality, production sustainability, ecological sustainability, socio-cultural factors and traceability. • After the standard finalized, it was pilot tested in Kutai Barat, East Kalimantan with traditional Dayak Benuaq rattan baskets called “anjat”. This process from system and standard development to pilot testing took 2 years to complete.
  6. 6. PILOT TESTING KUTAI BARAT, INDONESIA Location : Desa Pepas Eheng, Sub-district : Barong Tongkok District : Kutai Barat Province : Kalimantan Timur Country : Indonesia BINA USAHA ROTAN (BUR) BUR is one of artisan groups in Eheng village where most the members are women. BUR’s vision is to improve the welfare of artisans. BUR’s handicraft products are sold at warung BUR (craft stall owned and managed by BUR). They also expanded marketing locations in the town near Eheng village up to the capital city of Samarinda. Their product also marketed through Craft Kalimantan marketing arm Borneo Chic shop in Jakarta. Pilot Testing ROLEs: - 20 rattan farmers and weavers - 8 rattan gardens
  7. 7. PGS Unit For the PGS unit in Kutai Barat, the unit members consist of: Representatives from P3R (the Association of Rattan Farmers and Weavers), the multi-stakeholder NTFP-Forum, the Forestry Department, the Department of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, the Department of Environmental, and local NGOs The establishment of the PGS unit at the district level
  8. 8. Process and Impacts of Initial PGS Trials In July 2014, the first 190 “anjat” PGS rattan products were successfully sold during and around International Folk Art Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. 18,822 people attended this event, more than half attendees (75.3% )came from outside Santa Fe from 37 different states and at least 28 foreign countries.
  9. 9. • In the initial stage, incentive of 5% was first used and applied on the rattan products. The next trial runs, the incentive has been raised to 10%. • Incentives encourage more farmers and weavers to maintain their rattan gardens • Weavers have become more aware of their source of rattan materials • Expanding to Sulawesi • In the initial stage, incentive of 5% was first used and applied on the rattan products. The next trial runs, the incentive has been raised to 10%. • Incentives encourage more farmers and weavers to maintain their rattan gardens • Weavers have become more aware of their source of rattan materials • Expanding to Sulawesi Process and Impact of Initial PGS Trial
  10. 10. Establishment of PGS National Council May 2015 Ministry of Environment and Forestry, rattan farmers (Kalimantan and Sulawesi), 2 rattan associations, 9 NGOs, researchers
  11. 11. Lessons and Recommendation Challenges and Opportunities Challenges: - It was initially difficult for weavers to do regular recording and reporting - Different stakeholders at first had different levels of understanding of the system - In the future, to be able to cover its own costs - To test the durability of the system - Administrative layers - The perception that all certification systems are complicated and expensive Opportunities: There are still 222 other village in Kutai Barat district, not to mention 9 districts in the whole East Kalimantan, and the potential for expansion across the island is still large Lessons and Recommendation Challenges and Opportunities Challenges: - It was initially difficult for weavers to do regular recording and reporting - Different stakeholders at first had different levels of understanding of the system - In the future, to be able to cover its own costs - To test the durability of the system - Administrative layers - The perception that all certification systems are complicated and expensive Opportunities: There are still 222 other village in Kutai Barat district, not to mention 9 districts in the whole East Kalimantan, and the potential for expansion across the island is still large
  12. 12. Lessons and Recommendation The PGS rattan system appears to be promising and needed in these times where prices are depressed and where rattan gardens are being converted to other land uses. However it still must be tested in mainstream markets and must be upscaled to a national mechanism. The PGS rattan system appears to be promising and needed in these times where prices are depressed and where rattan gardens are being converted to other land uses. However it still must be tested in mainstream markets and must be upscaled to a national mechanism.
  13. 13. Thank You
  14. 14. Timeline 2012 • Developing idea, concept, draft of standard and mechanism • Domestic market survey for certified rattan 2013 • International market survey • District Workshop • Finalization of the scheme • National workshop 2014 • Pilot testing • Replication 2015 • Promotional efforts & presentations to buyers, adjusments of product • Participation in trade fair

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