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RI, Germany join forces in forestry research

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 7 2011   /  08:54 am

JAKARTA: The Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) and two universities in Indonesia have built a partnership in forestry research with the University of Goettingen in Germany.

Rector of the institute, Herry Suhardiyanto, said they will conduct research on the ecology and socioeconomic function of tropical rain forest in the lowland area of Jambi, Central Sumatra, antaranews.com reported.

He said at a conference on Strengthening Forestry Science and Technology for Better Forestry Development at the IPB on Monday that the project, which involves the University of Jambi and the University of Tadulako in Palu, would be funded by the German Research Foundation for four years, 2012-2016.

They also plan to develop a conservation program for Siberut on Siberut Island, West Sumatra, focusing on the biodiversity and sustainable utilization of agricultural land and forest areas...