Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Governance, ICONEG 2019, 25-26 October 2019, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Research Article

The Conflict in Indonesia's Forestry Sector: A Case Study of a Community Conflict with Company Industrial Plantation Forest (HTI) in Pelalawan Riau Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.25-10-2019.2300538,
        author={Panca Setyo Prihatin and Agung  Wicaksono},
        title={The Conflict in Indonesia's Forestry Sector: A Case Study of a Community Conflict with Company Industrial Plantation Forest (HTI) in Pelalawan Riau Province},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Environmental Governance, ICONEG 2019, 25-26 October 2019, Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONEG},
        year={2020},
        month={10},
        keywords={conflict forestry sector pelalawan},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-10-2019.2300538}
    }
    
  • Panca Setyo Prihatin
    Agung Wicaksono
    Year: 2020
    The Conflict in Indonesia's Forestry Sector: A Case Study of a Community Conflict with Company Industrial Plantation Forest (HTI) in Pelalawan Riau Province
    ICONEG
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-10-2019.2300538
Panca Setyo Prihatin1,*, Agung Wicaksono1
  • 1: Universitas Islam Riau
*Contact email: panca.ip@soc.uir.ac.id

Abstract

This article describes the forestry sector conflicts that occur in Pelalawan District, Riau Province. The forestry conflict occurred between local communities and industrial timber plantations. The author finds several factors that are the root of the conflict, namely historical-sociological factors, economic inequality factors, collisions between customary forests and state forests, and policy inconsistencies. These factors are factors that cause a prolonged conflict between the community and the company. The long-standing conflict has not been resolved because the central and regional governments (Provincial and District) are not serious in resolving existing conflicts. Therefore, the author feels that there needs to be a model for resolving forestry conflicts in the future. The author assumes that there must be one main actor who is in charge of conflict resolution. The most appropriate actor is the Governor of Riau (Provincial Government). The governor is deemed more appropriate in formulating various matters relating to the resolution of conflicts in the forestry sector.