Strategy of community forest development in Tanah Laut District

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Strategy of community forest development in Tanah Laut District

Nor Arifah Fitriana, Mahrus Aryadi, Hafizianor
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.15( 1), 16-23, July 2019.
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Community Forestry (HKm) is a State Forest with a forest management system thectarest aims to empower the community. The HKm at Tanah Laut District in particular hectaress developed a village thectarest needs to be arranged. This study aims to analyze: (1) the HKm policy, (2) implementation of the HKm, (3) problems encountered in the HKm, and (4) the appropriate strategy for the HKm development. The methods used were descriptive and SWOT analyses. Based on the results of the research, the forestry policy currently provides real opportunities to participate in managing the forest, especially the HKm for the community as the main actors of forest development and management. Implementation of the Hkm Program was initiated in 1995 with the stipulation of the Minister of Forestry Decree No. 622/Kpts-II/1995 and then improved in the Minister of forestry Regulation No.37/2007 and then improved again to be the Minister of Environment and forestry Regulation No.83 of 2016 as a guide of real empowerment with the main beneficiaries were citizens village. The current problems at the HKm in Tanah Laut District included the absence of counterparts, the absence of the business permit of the HKm management (IUP-HKm), mostly non-local communities belonging to forest farmer groups and the cultivated land was exceeded the determined land size. Based on the results of the SWOT matrix analysis, three alternative strategies of community forestry development were obtained.


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