The challenge is to solve the multi-layered complex problems at the intersection of:
socioeconomic, environmental and political in a large scale human development settings.
Protection of High Value Conservation Areas
Current land development paradigms in developing countries are often rife with
• Unsustainable practices resulting in land, environmental and resources degradation
• Corruption practices among employees, local officials and local peoples
• Recurring large scale conflicts between stake holders
Level Growth consulted with industry for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the
Ministry of Forestry in November 2012 on protection and conservation of
MALEO, BABIRUSA, ANOA, SUMATRAN RHINO and ORANGUTAN,
which was followed by the signing of agreements with
- WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK LAMPUNG,
- THE NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION AGENCIES OF LAMPUNG,
CENTRAL KALIMANTAN, EAST KALIMANTAN and
- BOGANI NANI WARTABONE NATIONAL PARK NORTH SULAWESI.
Level Growth coordinated efforts to work together with Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park and Natural Resource Conservation Agency of North Sulawesi, to monitor and protect Anoa and Babirusa using SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tools), in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society. In maintaining high conservation areas, additional monitoring was done to protect species including
Black Macaque, Tarsier Species, and Sulawesi Red-Knobbed Hornbill Birds,
as well as conservation and enrichment of indigenous plant species.
Level Growth is orchestrating the solutions, moving the society toward Civil Sustainability, involving cooperations between local government, multinationals, local indigenous people, and several Internationals NGO. With the full support and sanction from the local government, the solution was crafted in a large area consists of several land districts, hence, an Agropolitan.
The solution is a comprehensive re imagination and design involving the whole spectrum of physical, psychological, socioeconomic, environmental, political, legal and cultural landscape.
• Mitigation of land tenure and land grab practices by large corporations.
• Re-balancing the monolithic land control from large corporations to local indigenous people through co-op group. This was the main source of conflict.
• Landscape design involving space optimization between agricultural area, agro city and residential area for local people, agro industrial area for corporations, educational, school and research area, and preservation and mitigation of conservation area (insert link for our orangutan project, maleo bird preservation etc).
• Honoring the indigenous sacred land by protecting, preserving and rebuilding the area. This was also the sources of major conflicts.
• Educational program for local communities, with the purpose to nurture the younger generation’s capabilities to build and guard their own communities, nurture the future leadership, promoting tolerance and religious diversity (insert link to yous and Bob’s picture with kids)
• Preserving and restoring the local environmental conditions by minimizing or even reducing agricultural land use, and maximizing the income for local co-op and their corporate partners through the applications of modern technology such as Molecular Breeding (insert link) and State-of-the-art extraction process (link to tocotrienol page)
• Measuring the result and orchestrating sustainable cooperation between the stakeholders. Recent decision by President Joko Widodo to move the capital of Indonesia to the same island is an affirmation of our solution concepts.
Level Growth Team (2,3,4 from left) with NGO and Farm Management
Reforestation and Orangutan Corridor Planning