The Faculty of Forestry UGM holds Jangka Benah School attended by more than 40 oil palm farmers from Jambi and Central Kalimantan, representatives from Central Kalimantan and Jambi KPHs, and central/regional government agencies. The activity will take place 15-17 June 2021 at Swissbel Hotel, Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan.
Jangka Benah School presents lecturers who are experts from UGM, Jambi University, BPDASHL Kahayan, and other leading institutions. The opening of the school was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry UGM, the Head of the Central Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service, and the Director-General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Bambang Supriyanto, and Head of UPT KLHK in Central Kalimantan.
In his speech, Dr. Bambang Supriyanto emphasized that Jangka Benah has become a policy of the central government through Government Regulation No. 23/2021 and Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry No. 7, 8, and 9 of 2021. He also emphasized that agroforestry techniques that guarantee better ecology are needed for it to be widely adopted. It should also increase economic benefits due to the change from monoculture oil palm to oil palm agroforestry.
Jangka Benah School Coordinator, Dr. Hero Marhaento, said that Jangka Benah School is a place to learn about the concept and implementation of the Jangka Benah Strategy (SJB) as a solution to the completion of palm oil in the forest area. Jangka Benah School is held for three days covering classroom activities and field practice, teaching basic competencies and core competencies.
“Through this activity, participants are projected to have more advanced skills in the competencies of interest, which will be given after the participants are declared to have passed the basic competencies and core competencies. “School graduates will have the ability to implement SJB at the site level through basic competencies, core competencies, and interest competencies,” he explained in a release received Monday (18/6).
Participants seemed enthusiastic about participating in Jangka Benah School and actively discussed and submitted proposals. In addition to receiving class lessons, the participants also carried out field activities with studies on oil palm agroforestry in Cempaga Hulu, Village Nursery (KB), and the SJB demonstration plot in Karang Sari Village, Kec. Parenggean, East Kotawaringin.