Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives, RUSET 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Social Forestry in Forest Farmer Group Gunung Gajah Lestari, Pemalang, Indonesia: Encouragement Hope beyond the Limited Choice

Download427 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317169,
        author={Dicky  Rachmawan and Francisia Saveria Sika Ery Seda and Robert  Siburian},
        title={The Social Forestry in Forest Farmer Group Gunung Gajah Lestari, Pemalang, Indonesia: Encouragement Hope beyond the Limited Choice},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rural Socio-Economic Transformation: Agrarian, Ecology, Communication and Community Development Perspectives, RUSET 2021, 14-15 September 2021, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={RUSET},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={poverty social forestry forest farmer group},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317169}
    }
    
  • Dicky Rachmawan
    Francisia Saveria Sika Ery Seda
    Robert Siburian
    Year: 2022
    The Social Forestry in Forest Farmer Group Gunung Gajah Lestari, Pemalang, Indonesia: Encouragement Hope beyond the Limited Choice
    RUSET
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-9-2021.2317169
Dicky Rachmawan1,*, Francisia Saveria Sika Ery Seda1, Robert Siburian2
  • 1: Sociology Departemen FISIP UI, University of Indonesia
  • 2: Pusat Penelitian Masyarkat dan Budaya, LIPI
*Contact email: dickylipi@gmail.com

Abstract

Social forestry program is one of Indonesia’s program in preserving forest area. This study focused on Forest Farmer Group Gunung Gajah Lestari that has received a certificate of social forestry program. Using qualitative method, 35 informants were interviewed and participate in FGDs to examine Social Forestry Program implementation. The result shows the social forestry program gives serenity for members based on legal certainty at once it improves income. Members who have access to manage their forest areas lack the capital to plant corn, so many of them borrow it from Juragan. This relation between members and juragan leads to member dependency on Juragan and further limits member’s chance and options to develop because overshadowed by falling prices at harvest time. Based on that fact, it is important to understand the reasons how members still want to plant corn and what the alternative commodity by management and members.