Share

Facebook icon Twitter icon Mail icon

Aceh, Indonesia

Resilient landscapes that present a compelling case for the feasibility of balancing production, forest conservation, sustainable livelihoods, and good social and labour practices at scale

Aceh, Indonesia

Resilient landscapes that present a compelling case for the feasibility of balancing production, forest conservation, sustainable livelihoods, and good social and labour practices at scale

Aceh, Indonesia

The Cavally forest reserve is one of the 234 classified forests of Ivory Coast. It is located between Taï National Park in Ivory Coast and Sapo National Park in Liberia, two key biodiversity hotspots in West Africa. Cavally covers an area of 67,541 Ha and is home to endangered species such as chimpanzees and pygmy hippos. In November 2017, in partnership with the forestry agency of Ivory Coast (SODEFOR-Société de Développement des Forêts) and Airbus, we launched a pilot project called STARLING to monitor deforestation, particularly related to cocoa in the Cavally forest reserve. This made it possible to establish a basic map of the Cavally forest in January 2018. This map indicates that 33% of the forest is highly degraded (with cocoa in the open) and another 7% degraded (with cocoa under the canopy).

mainly oil palm and rubber. As more forest and peatlands are lost, more carbon enters the atmosphere, further complicating the global fight against climate change. Aceh is one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia, and frequently people in the rural communities located in and around the Leuser Ecosystem clear forest to plant oil palm and rubber as a quick and easy source of income.

Key objectives by 2025

Forest protection & restoration

Read more

Government Support & Capacity Building

Read more

Rural Workers & Families

Read more

Supply chain transformation

Read more

Communities Rights

Read more

Resilient Farmers

Read more

Carbon impacts

Read more

Our impacts

More than 200 smallholders are facilitated in the process of implementing sustainability practices as per Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification requirements.

750 smallholders reached & engaged to improve farm productivity, uptake of sustainability practices, increase income diversification, and protect wildlife.

7500 Ha plantation & forest borders are being monitored and managed by smallholders and plantation owners for the protection of elephants and reduction in crop loss.

Funders

Lead sponsors

  • Mars
  • Nestlé

Associated funders

  • Hershey
  • Musim Mas

Small funders

  • Givaudan
  • The Clorox Company
  • Fuji Oil
  • Bunge
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Avril Group
  • ADM
  • Vandermoortele
  • Reckitt

Our work is supported by:

Civil society
Engaging local actors, providing capacity building and training and facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Government
Providing the human resources and operational framework to support the protection of forests and protected areas.

The private sector
Implementing NDPE commitments in their supply chains & participating in landscape-level transformation activities.

Our field team

Yulia Hardini

Landscape Lead

Kasraji Mustari

Landscape Coordinator

Mainul Sofyan

Social Specialist

Erik Rikto

Environmental Specialist

Tri Agus Sugiyanto

GIS Specialist

Aceh is one of the key ecosystems where Earthworm Foundation works through its landscapes approach.

Key commodity in Aceh

Click on the icon to learn more about Earthworm's work on the commodity: