Tag - NTFP

Indonesian Rattan Stimulating Creative Economy (2014)

Rattan certainly is an exotic material for those living in non-tropical countries as it mostly grows in tropical regions, particularly Southeast Asia. Rattan furniture is one of the province’s top creative businesses that cause Cirebon as home of 80 percent of the country’s total rattan enterprises. Indonesia is one of the biggest rattan producers in the world with a production capacity of 250,000 to 400,000 tons per year. Despite the crisis, Indonesian government is now trying to recover by inviting design expert to improve design skills and capacity building of entrepreneurs in particular small-medium scale enterprises.

Directed by Nanang Sujana and narrated by Bramantyo Prijosusilo, this video was produce for Green Indonesia initiative.

Forest Hidden Economy (2014)

Forests are complex ecosystems that support a myriad of life forms. Forests play important roles in human life, functioning as a source of food, energy, livelihoods and homes for more than 48 million people all over the Indonesian archipelago. It also inspire the culture of Indonesian people. Over centuries, people evolved their cultural forest ethnicity, into a wealthy living harmony. This video will gives some description about the unique non-timber forest products produced by forest people that can create high economic value in the urban lifestyle while at the same time, forest will also connect us to the age old Indonesian ancient traditional heritage.

Filmed, directed and edited by Nanang Sujana for REDD+ Taskforce Indonesia and narrated by Nora-Jane Noone.

Voices from the forest India (2009)

All across India, non timber forest produce (NTFP), spell a critical source of income for indigenous people and forest dwelling communities, who are among the poorest of the poor. Not only do the NTFPs play a crucial role in the livelihood of these people, but from a key incentive to conserving the forest of India. Moreover NTFPs are woven in with the social and cultural fabric of the communities living in India. Communities are working hand in hand with grassroots non government groups, traders, and government to address the challenges posed by low productivity, lack of technology, irrational NTFP laws, and wide scale contract based extraction. Over the years of hard work, inroads are being made. Community based conservation, management, value addition, and marketing of NTFPs are being successfully practiced. Honey, Mahua, Resin, Amla, Sal leaf, and the thousand of other NTFP species will continue to flourish and play its role in the lives of communities today and in the future.

The Dayak Meratus (2008)

The Dayak Meratus communities have created co-operatives and developed business institutions that protect their resources. The communities use non-timber forest products such as rubber to generate sustainable livelihoods. However, the encroachment of private businesses on the local forestland for large scale oil palm plantations, mining and forest concessions threaten their way of life and have forced them to respond.