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Forests Policy & Practice
Fifth Forest Investment Program (FIP) Pilot Countries Meeting

24-26 September 2013 | Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Highlights for Thursday, 26 September 2013
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Participants pose for a photo at the Playen Superior Teak Plantation. These fast-growing teak trees can be harvested at five years of age, instead of the usual fifteen years.
On Thursday, 26 September, participants gathered for a field trip to view a number of the activities of the Yogyakarta Forest Management Unit (FMU, known as KPH or Kapeha in Indonesia). In the morning, delegates visited the Mangunan Pine Forest, the Playen Community Forest and the Playen Superior Teak Plantations. In the afternoon, participants visited the Wanagama Rehabilitation and Experimental Forest and the Sendangmole Cajuput Industry.

At the Mangunan Pine Forest, participants were able to view resin tapping, which provides households with an additional income of approximately US$100 a month. The visit to the Playen Community Forest was an opportunity to view a community empowerment initiative supported by the Government of Indonesia, which was implemented in 1998 to counter a wave of illegal logging. The Playen Superior Teak Plantation provided an example of young plantings of Nusantara Superior Teak, which is a fast-growing variety developed through biotechnology.

The Wanagama Rehabilitation and Experimental Forest provided participants with an opportunity to view successful restoration of a degraded area that was previously cleared of native teak trees in the 1940s. It was established in 1964 as an educational and experimental forest that is now used for tree genetic trials, silviculture, and conservation of mahogany, black ebony and other species. At the Sendangmole Cajuput Industry, participants were able to see cajuput oil production in which the cajuput leaves were steamed and the oil separated through a condensation process.

Following a tree planting ceremony, Andrea Kutter, FIP Senior Program Coordinator, CIF Administrative Unit, expressed appreciation to the Government of Indonesia for all arrangements and the warm hospitality shown to delegates. Teguh Rahardja, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia, thanked everyone for their participation and wished them safe travels home.

Mangunan Pine Forest
Resin extracted from trees
Field trip participants heard about the history of the plantation and
sampled some of the food crops grown under the pine trees, such as peanuts and cassava.

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Participants viewing the storage of resin tapped at the Mangunan Pine Forest.

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Locally made batik and handcrafts made using by-products of the pine trees and resin.

Community Forest
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Field trip participants heard that the government has licensed many community groups, under the community forest scheme, to harvest the timber within demarcated plots at the end of a 15-year growth period.
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Teak Plantation
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Budi Leksono, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia, briefed participants on the Nusantara Superior Teak species, which has a shortened growing cycle of 5-20 years, instead of the usual 60-80 years.

Wanagama
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Mohammed Na’iem, Gadjah Mada University, explained how Wanagama was established for restoration of a degraded area, education, and experiments in silviculture.
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Participants viewed a short film about the history of Wanagama over lunch.
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Participants noted the steps taken to restore topsoil and reforest the Wanagama site.

Cajuput Oil Production
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View of the Cajuput Oil Industry
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Participants heard that the Yogyakarta KPH produces approximately 46,000 litres of cajuput oil a year.
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Melaleuca leaves ready to be loaded into the one-tonne capacity industrial boilers,
where they will be steamed for four hours before the oil is extracted.

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Tree Planting Ceremony
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Participants took part in a tree-planting exercise at Wanagama,
marking individual trees with their names and organizations in memory of their visit.
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Bottles of cajuput oil on sale, produced from cajuput leaves trucked in daily from the FMU’s 4,000 hectares of Melaleuca forest.

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Your IISD team. L-R: Diego Noguera, Colombia; Kate Louw, South Africa; and Delia Paul, Malaysia.

Funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by CIF
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*Meeting website

*Provisional agenda

*FIP website

*Fourth FIP Pilot Country Meeting, 31 October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

*Third FIP Pilot Country Meeting, 2-3 April 2012, Brasilia, Brazil

*Second FIP Pilot Country Meeting, 22 June 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

*First FIP Pilot Country Meeting, 7-8 November 2010, Washington, DC, United States of America


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*IISD RS coverage of the CIF 2012 Partnership Forum and Associated Events, 30 October - 7 November 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

*IISD RS coverage of the 2011 CIF Partnership Forum, 24-25 June 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

*2011 CIF Partnership Forum Proceedings - Production by IISD in collaboration with the CIF Administrative Unit

*IISD RS archive of forestry meetings and backgrounder

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