[FORDA] _ The work units under FORDA are collaborating in the National Priority Program (Prinas) 2021. Implemented in Sumatra, the theme of this program is "Development and Potential Sustainable Use of High Value Wood Species”. Four working units participate in this program, namely Research and Development Center for Environment and Forestry (BP2LHK) Palembang, Forest Products Research and Development Center (P3HH), BP2LHK Aek Nauli and Research and Development Center for Forest Plant Fiber (BP2
[FORDA] _The Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FORDA) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) held an Awareness Raising Event on the Handling of Gratification, Conflicts of Interest, and the Whistle Blowing System (WBS), Wednesday (21/4/2021). This event was opened by the Acting Director of FORDA Secretariat, Dr. Sylvana Ratina, M.Sc., and attended by all structural officials within the FORDA throughout Indonesia, both in face-to-face and virtual ways.
[FORDA] _Indonesian bamboo is entering a new episode. A national strategy document (stranas) is being prepared. This document will become a common reference across sectors and stakeholders in the development of integrated upstream-middle-downstream bamboo in Indonesia.
[FORDA] _Four new varieties of forestry plants from the Center for Research and Development of Biotechnology and Forest Plant Breeding (B2P2BPTH) Yogyakarta are currently following substantive assessment or the BUSS test (Novelty, Uniqueness, Homogeneousness and Stability). Testing was carried out by the BUSS Inspection Team from the Plant Variety Protection and Agricultural Licensing Center (PPVTPP), Secretariat General of the Ministry of Agriculture, in the end of March 2021.
[FORDA] _Green Open Spaces (RTH) in urban areas with various plant species, is very crucial to ensure the balance of urban ecosystem. One of the functions is to reduce the level of air pollution from heavy metal pollutants such as lead (Pb) which is mostly produced by industry and incomplete combustion of motor vehicles.
[FORDA] _Some parts of the upstream area of Musi River, in Perapau Sub-watershed South Sumatra, is indicated to have severe erosion hazard level (TBE). Seeking a solution, Kunarso and Syabana, from their research, offer recommendations for soil conservation vegetatively and mechanically, as written in Sumatrana Forestry Research Journal Volume 2 Number 1 of 2018.
[FORDA] _The pyrolysis process of kumpang (Albizia sp) produces the best quality of charcoal, out of 5 unknown wood species from West Kalimantan which were studied by Efiyanti, et al. The findings were published in the Journal of Forest Products Research Volume 38 Number 1 of 2020.
[FORDA] _"I am amazed by the collection of dipterocarp species in this arboretum, therefore I expect Sempaja Arboretum can be improved become an icon of Samarinda city," said Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK), Siti Nurbaya, Sunday (4/4).
The Vice Minister of Environment and Forestry, Alue Dohong, carried out working visit (kunker) to the Mercury and Environmental Metrology Laboratory, Serpong, on Thursday (1/4). The Vice Minister Alue observed laboratories that are funded through the State Sharia Securities (SBSN) scheme, which the construction was just completed at the end of December 2020.
[FORDA] _Suren agroforestry is considered feasible of being a new source of economy in Simalungun. This is revealed by Latifah et al in the article published in the Journal of Plantation Forest Research Volume 17 Number 2, 2020.