Project Description

COMMUNITY FARMS

Responsible and Sustainable Agriculture

FOCUS:

Rimba Raya Community Focused InitiativeCommunity
Rimba Raya Climate Focused InitiativeClimate
Rimba Raya Biodiversity Focused InitiativeBiodiversity

After decades of an unsustainable dependency on the nearby forests, some communities surrounding the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve have suffered considerably as a result of forest degradation Many of the communities have experienced a steep decline in their standard of living as these forests can no longer sustain them. Fish harvests have plummeted; high value timber species and other forest products derivatives have been exhausted.

As part of our integrated approach to conservation and community development, we have undertaken a reforestation effort that combines planting native cash crops such as “Jelutung” (jungle rubber), fruit trees and Bembor – a tree with bark that yields a valuable essential oil — with natural forest restoration.

This unique model ensures biodiverse regeneration of previously degraded areas of forest. It also addresses the food security concerns of the local communities and provides a higher density of natural food sources for the beloved population of endangered wild and repatriated orangutans that call Rimba Raya home.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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ADDITIONAL COVERAGE

Initiative Highlights

0 Million
Indonesian Children Considered Malnourished (in 2015)

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Rimba Raya practices agroforestry when possible, as the biodiversity, socio-economic and carbon sequestration benefits specific to this land use management system address all three of the standards which form our mission.