<i>Tunggu Tubang</i> and <i>Ulu Ayek</i>: Social Mechanism of Sustainable Protected Forest Management

  • Edwin Martin Environment and Forestry R&D Institute of Palembang, Jl. Kol. H. Burlian Km 6,5 Palembang, Indonesia 30151
  • Didik Suharjito Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Dudung Darusman Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Satyawan Sunito Department of Communication and Community Development Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, Bogor Agricultural University, Kamper Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Bondan Winarno Environment and Forestry R&D Institute of Palembang, Jl. Kol. H. Burlian Km 6,5 Palembang, Indonesia 30151
Keywords: protected forest, sawah, upland, smallholder, cultural value orientation

Abstract

Practices and traditional knowledge of smallholder farmers living forests is a potential resource to enhance landscape management. However, knowledge of the smallholder-forest relationship is still rare to explore social mechanisms that allow their relationship lasting long. The research aims to obtain further understanding of the traditional practices of forest management in Semende, South Sumatera. We visited 32 villages in Semende and stayed on several occasions in the 10 villages. We used descriptive phenomenological approach to understand the social process of successful forest management by farmers. We find the key that leads to the relations of sawah-forest to be able to be maintained against changes, that is consistent attitude towards the core values of life, whatever happens and changes. Social mechanism in the form of practices of knowledge-institution-tunggu tubang is an integral package to ensure the sustainability of forest. The social mechanism is driven by the values of respect for the elderly, extended family, real work, the search for stability and serenity in the bonds of humanity. These findings may be valuable lessons for improving forest policy.  
Published
2016-08-31
How to Cite
Martin, E., Suharjito, D., Darusman, D., Sunito, S., & Winarno, B. (2016). <i>Tunggu Tubang</i> and <i>Ulu Ayek</i&gt;: Social Mechanism of Sustainable Protected Forest Management. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika, 22(2), 85-93. https://doi.org/10.7226/jtfm.22.2.85
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