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Central Kalimantan Roadmap

The Central Kalimantan Roadmap to Low-Deforestation Rural Development is the result of collaboration between the Central Kalimantan provincial government, the University of Palangka Raya, and Earth Innovation Institute and outlines the overall strategy, near- and long-term steps for achieving sustainable plantations, higher community incomes, and reducing deforestation.

Central Kalimantan has a vigorous, productive palm oil sector that contributes 28% of the province’s GDRP, generates 165,600 jobs, and provides incomes to many smallholder families.

Palm oil production is often associated with deforestation, which could become an important barrier to accessing palm oil markets, while diminishing the long-term well-being of Central Kalimantan society.

Deforestation could be reduced or ended by increasing the productivity of existing palm oil plantations and by redirecting expansion of palm oil plantations onto lands that are already cleared and far below their productive potential. To achieve this transition, important obstacles must be overcome. The Central Kalimantan Roadmap to Low-Deforestation Rural Development summarizes a plan for reducing deforestation while increasing palm oil production and elevating rural incomes of smallholder families. The Roadmap is the result of collaboration between the Central Kalimantan provincial government, the University of Palangka Raya, and Earth Innovation Institute and outlines the overall strategy, near- and long-term steps for achieving sustainable plantations, higher community incomes, and reducing deforestation.

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