Stories in Pictures (Indonesia): Jambi Farmers’ Discussion
Aliansi Petain Indonesia (API) facilitated the Jambi Farmers Discussion on March 16-17, 2008. It was attended by 17,500 farmers from five districts (Batang Hari, Tebo, Janjung, West Jabung and east “Tanjung jabung ng Jabung Timur). The Governor of Jambi acted “inklaf”” (reverted their rights land). It was authorized by PT Wira Karya Sakti for 82,000 hectares in 5 districts. There was also a gift fund of Rp.1 billion for ten years. The future plan of the farmers is to conduct a dialogue to cooperate with the Agriculture Department to manage their land for food production and social forestry.