Forests, trees and agroforestry play important roles in food security and nutrition. They can play an important role in making our global food system more sustainable and more environmentally friendly while making an important contribution to healthy diets.
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Million of people depend on the forests and trees outside forest for their food security and nutrition. Foods from forest are contribute to food security because they are relatively inexpensive and often function as safety nets during food insecure seasons such as drought or excessive rain. In order for foods from forest to effectively contribute to food security, there are some issues to consider, including climate change, gender disparities within gathering and collection, improving access and promoting of sustainable foods from forest.
Hear from Magdalena Pandan, a 35-year-old oil palm plantation worker in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, who rises before dawn every day to carry out her duties toward her job, her family and her crop lands.
Jail is the reward for Momonus and Jamaludin to defend their ancestral lands. For 12 years already these Semunying indigenous territories have been controlled by P.T. In Ledo Lestari. Their dense forest had been turned into a palm oil plantation landscape. Although they have been persecuted and abused in their ancestral land, their fight is not extinguished.
The indigenous people of Sungai Utik, a Dayak Iban community in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, have maintained a strong traditional connection to their forests despite continuous pressure from logging and palm oil companies intent on taking their land. Their forests remain intact and their traditional values are keeping their community together. If we want to keep forests and maintain food security we need to trust and support communities like the indigenous Dayak Iban. As they tackle the impacts of climate change, through the sustainable forestry traditional both to their culture and to their understanding of nature, they can offer us climate solutions and hope for the future.
Korit is an open weave design made from rattan “sega”, a rattan species that has good quality for weaving, because it can be prepared into strips that are smooth and shiny. In old times, Dayak people in Sanggau used to make Korit to gather and collecting their harvest, but now the woven Korit baskets have been combined with genuine leather to transform it into an elegant handbags. The rattan material used in making this handbags is taken from rattan gardens planted by the community themselves since 1996. Rattan is an important non-timber forest product in Indonesia, and Indonesia has by far the longest history of rattan cultivation.
Directed by Nanang Sujana and narrated by Bramantyo Prijosusilo, this video was produce for Green Indonesia initiative.
Nanang Sujana filming evidences and testimonies of people from Muara Tae in East Kalimantan, Indonesia about The abuses of palm oil company thought its subsidiary PT Borneo Surya Mining Jaya (PT Borneo). This film produced for Environmental Investigation Agency