Putting livelihoods on the map: spatial planning in West Kalimantan

R.E. de Vos, L. Khairnur

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Oil palm cultivation can be a valuable source of income, but farmers may have important reasons to make other choices, preferring other crops or combine oil palm with other crops. In West Kalimantan, land acquisition for large-scale oil palm expansion has led to conflict with local communities, because to existing land uses and livelihoods. In such cases, participatory village-level spatial planning and mapping is a way to strengthen the ability of rural communities to decide whether to engage in oil palm, and if so, on which land, and under what terms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-161
JournalETFRN News
Issue number59
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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