An Entire Family Comes Together to Plant Sengon

As the seedling distribution is coming to an end in Talaken, we joined Suadi and Mahuy Bean to deliver 500 seedlings to the field of Hassim and his family. Just a 15 minutes drive with the small Mitsubishi truck filled with bags of seedlings from the nursery and we arrived at their small field: Directly besides the […]

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”*

After the successful production of seedlings in September, further trainings took place last week, combining theoretical and practical knowledge to prepare for the next planting phase. In Luwuk Takau, the forestry specialist Yuda gave detailed instructions on how to plant and take care of the seedlings. More than 30 smallholders, some of them accompanied by their […]

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Nurseries Ramp Up Seedling Production for Upcoming Planting Phase

Based on last year’s good experiences with the establishment of nurseries in the program area, we decided to push this year’s seedling production even closer to our farmers. Instead of four nurseries in the main villages of the program area, we will produce in eight nurseries this year. They are spread strategically across the whole program area, thus […]

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Smallholders start with vegetable farming

70 smallholders started planting chilies and eggplants in Central Kalimantan. These activities are a part of the project “Intercropping in Planted Forests”. In most cases, the farmers use spaces between existing planted timber trees for the vegetable farming. Other smallholders plant closer to their houses in order to avoid long distance for maintenance and irrigation. […]

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