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Multistakeholder initiatives: fostering landscape-based natural resources management in Sumbawa

Sumbawa Island in West Nusa Tenggara like many other small islands in Indonesia has to deal with serious ecological challenges due to climate change. Including the threats to the Bajo People, who have been living for generations in Bungin Island (Coral Villages). Produced by CIFOR and Rekam Jejak Nusantara Foundation, the video captures the activities implemented by KANOPPI Project and the associated impacts in Sumbawa District. Through participatory action research, KANOPPI influences the policy processes and translates landscape-based strategies into practices through a complementary agroforestry approach. Particularly in fostering a strong community-based inclusive business model, as a driver of the regional economy. Moving forward, KANOPPI initiative in developing the Grand Strategy for an Integrated Timber and Non-Timber Management at the Landscape Level, needs to be adopted at the island level of Sumbawa, to ensure synergy among the four-district and one-municipality governments.

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