Gunungkidul, Indonesia
Kulon Progo, Indonesia
Unnamed Road Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55893 ID

There is a growing trend towards small-scale forest operators engaging in certification initiatives in response to growing demands for certified timber. This paper aimed to analyse whether certified smallholders gain better access to timber markets and better financial incentives, using three smallholder forest enterprises from Gunungkidul and Kulon Progo districts, Java, Indonesia as case studies of different managerial operations. Two were farmer cooperatives and the other was an external trading company in partnership with village-level farmer groups. Different certification schemes and managerial approaches were analysed whether such factors influenced the ability of smallholders to access certified timber markets and obtain improved offers for their timber.

Lead organization:
Study sector:
Forest Stewardship Council AND Indonesian Ecolabel Institute
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Economic issues
Research Partner(s):
Universitas Gadjah Mada, District Forest Service of Gunungkidul, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Published on:
January 31, 2017
Name of lead contact:
Ahmad Maryudi