Protecting rattan resources
Duration of the partnership
The Association Pupuk helps small rattan producers in the village of Namo, on the outskirts of Lore Lindu National Park, by developing an eco-friendly sustainable rattan production value chain and community-based forest management.
Indonesia is the world’s largest supplier of rattan. 85% of this resource grows naturally in the tropical forests of Indonesia.
This resource is however overexploited even though it is a source of sustainable income for local communities. Rattan also helps protect forests because it requires the planting of other trees to grow.
The project has two main components:
PUPUK is assisting one hundred or so farmers. The 400 ethnic Kulawi families in Namo village are also benefiting from the project.
Thanks to the project, the communities are ensuring their financial independence while conserving biodiversity and valuable natural resources like Rattan for future generations.
PUPUK provides technical support to the farmers of the community, building their capacity to manage the community forest and sustainably manage their economic resource.