The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization working to build a future in which nature is protected and biodiversity flourishes, where farmers, workers, and communities prosper, and where sustainable land use and responsible business practices are the norm. We envision a world where people and nature thrive in harmony. In January 2018, the Rainforest Alliance merged with UTZ, a global program and label for sustainable farming.
Rainforest Alliance has worked in Indonesia for 16 years and is legally registered in the country as PT Rainforest Alliance. Given the country’s wealth of biodiversity and the critical interplay between agricultural development and deforestation/environmental degradation, RA has developed a diverse program to support sustainable production systems and community enterprise in forestry, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, tea and spices. It has built long-lasting relationships with community organizations, local universities, government agencies, industry associations and individual companies to build capacity and generate transparent and competitive market and policy incentives for sustainable land management, improved livelihoods and biodiversity conservation.
With support of Packard Foundation, RA will support village-based spatial plan, strategic environmental analysis, communities develop dialogue capacity with other stakeholders, and capacity building for independent small holder in Ketungau Hulu with training and advisory services through a serial topic for sustainable training on pathway towards sustainability and certification, promote to sustainable commodities value chains under conditions that favor small holder’s livelihood. Support of government and stake holder relation is required to support RA manage and maintain communications and coordination with local government, village government, relevant stakeholders and RA regional/ national team.