Community-Based Natural Resources Management

Sustainable Livelihoods Strategy Development

Cocoa Harvest
Cocoa Harvest Residents picking cacao pods in Merasa village Berau Regency, East Kalimantan. © Maya Patriani

YKAN develops forest-friendly commodities partnerships in East Kalimantan and micro-financing for sustainable livelihood development. YKAN also supports gender equality in economic development by facilitating community products that local women and youth groups produce.

As of 2021, YKAN has supported 43 village flagship product types (non-commodity) developed by 8 business groups from 22 villages in Berau Regency. The members of these business groups received capacity improvement to enhance their product quality, product packaging, market access, distribution, and product development plans.