Making Timber Plantations Attractive for Smallholders

Thousands of farmers across Indonesia could be earning more cash from trees they have always grown alongside their other crops.
Yet this potential for a higher income is often unmet. A lack of information- about market values, timber growing techniques, and how cooperatives can improve sale price- persists.
If farmers can take advantage of market opportunities in the saleyards, they could benefit from more secure income, for themselves and their families.
Yet challenges need to be overcome- changes in government certification have increased the cost of legal sale, while knowledge gaps remain.
This film explores the nuts and bolts of improving timber value and the programs that are helping farmers, and their trees, to flourish.