Fulfilling Nutrition from Own Farm

Women community from South Arefi, Raja Ampat, Southwest Papua in the fields they cultivate. (EcoNusa Foundation/Nur Alfiyah) Six women chatting and joking on a boat in the waters of North Batanta, Raja Ampat, Southwest Papua. Their boat then turned and entered the mangrove forest in the Waringkabom area, North Batanta. Seeing its name, it is […]

An Elementary School Graduate Became a Homestay Owner in Raja Ampat

Yoris Warmasen in front of his Black Swees homestay. (EcoNusa Foundation/Nur Alfiyah) Three homestay buildings stand right in front of the beach in East Arefi Village in North Batanta District, Raja Ampat, Southwest Papua. In front of these three eco-friendly buildings, six tourists from abroad sat resting. The tourists came from Bangladesh and the Netherlands. […]

Manokwari Youth Camp: Building a Network of Environmental-Conscious Young People

The young generation who are environmentally conscious have an important role in controlling the climate crisis. The young people, as the next generation, will experience the impact of climate change at the same time, they’ll become the future leaders. “Youth are at the forefront of protecting the environment. Because, these young people will become leaders, […]

Sasi on Lemon Island, An Initiative from Local Youth to Protect Marine Biodiversity

The land of Papua has rich traditions and cultures, including implementing local wisdom to protect its nature. Sasi is one of the local wisdom in the land of Papua that implements the prohibited extraction of natural resources within a mutually agreed period. This tradition was implemented in Nusmapi Island, also known as Lemon Island, which […]

Village Head Workshop: Progressive Change Should Start from the Village

Building village independence must start from a good village planning process. Detailed and thorough planning is very important. Then proceed with good program governance. “When we plan wrong, it means we plan to fail,” said the Secretary of the South Manokwari Village and Community Empowerment Service (DPMK), I Gde Wisnu Wardhana, during his session at […]

Marsi Village Needs Training on Nutmeg Care

Nutmeg has been cultivated by Papuan community from generation to generation which served as the main source of income including those in Kaimana Regency, West Papua. The good price has encouraged people to plant nutmeg despite their former lack of interest. One of them is in Marsi Village in Kaimana District. “This is part of […]

Nutmeg Tale of Kaimana, from Nursery to Training on Shaky Nutmeg

Papuan nutmeg (Myristica argentea Warb) has high economic value. Indonesia is one of the largest producers and exporters of nutmeg and fuli (nutmeg seed coat) in the world with 75 percent of market shares in global market. The non-timber forest product also becomes one of the major commodities for peoples in Egarwara, Wermenu, Kufuryai, and […]

Best Practices from Eastern Indonesia as Capital for Blue Economy 

As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has large potential from sea. Our country is on the top two of the largest fish producer in the world after China. Eastern Indonesia sea as the location of coral triangle is the home for 76 percent of world coral reef species and 37 percent of global coral reef fish […]

Indonesia-Norway New Deal Can Boost FOLU Net Sink Target Achievement

Indonesia’s Minister for Environment and Forestry (MoEF), Siti Nurbaya Bakar, and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, Espen Barth Eide, signed a new bilateral partnership on Climate and Environment, on Monday, 12 September 2022. The bilateral agreement here has become an important momentum for Indonesia and Norway to work together for tackling climate crisis through […]

G20 Key to Development Paradigm Shift

Every country wants to give prosperous life to the people through development. Development has thus far been interpreted as economic growth. Natural resources are deemed unlimited and we can take as much as we want. “Is there any end for economic growth? There is no end for economic growth, but limit owned by our planet,” […]

Diplomacy Study via Social Media in National SED

Excitement filled the hall of Kinasih Resort at Depok, West Java, despite the late night. Laughs and claps of the enthusiastic 36 participants of the 2022 National School of Eco-Diplomacy continued to happen during the activity. That night they should present their footage produced by group. There were 10 groups assigned in the afternoon. Both […]

Sago, Vegetation with Loads of Benefit Threatened by Development

To people in Tanah Papua, sago does not merely serve as the food resource. Sago tree has four vital benefits in life as it serves as the source of food, clothing, housing, and ecosystem. “Sago is our identity,” said Charles Toto, Chef and Papuan Food Activist, in a webinar on Sago with Loads of Benefit […]

Antigraft Body Monitors Land-based Management Improvement in West Papua

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) jointly with the Provincial Government of West Papua held a coordination meeting on palm oil plantation license review. The evaluation is the follow-up of coordination and supervisory of palm oil plantation sector in West Papua that has been done since February 2021. “On the coordination meeting today, we focus on the […]

Pili Nut, Shade Tree as the Source of Livelihood

Maluku Island has long been known as the producer of spices such as clove and nutmeg. It is no wonder that the Europeans sailed to Maluku centuries ago to get spices directly from the sources. However, the island does not only become the source of spice, Maluku is also known as the producer of pili […]

EcoNusa Outlook 2022: Significance of Building People’s Sovereignty in Eastern Indonesia

Yuliance Zanggonau shares her experiences in assisting people in Arguni Bawah District, Papua, in theEcoNusa Outlook 2022. (EcoNusa/David Herman Jaya) Tanah Papua and Maluku Island have ample natural resources. However, the people’s economy still relies on other parties. The condition makes the locals vulnerable to sell their land to the company. “People’s sovereignty is important […]

Jayapura Court Gave Another Rebuff to Palm Oil Lawsuit

  Jayapura Administrative Court (PTUN) in Papua gave another endorsement to Sorong Regency Government, West Papua, following the revocation of palm oil plantation concessions. Jayapura Administrative Court had recently overruled the lawsuit filed by PT Inti Kebun Lestari against Sorong Regent and Head of Sorong’s Investment and Integrated One Stop Service Office for revoking the […]

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