Info brief: Model for Data Collection on Plantation Business Conflicts Based on Jurisdictional Approach
The development and management of oil palm plantation business are often confronted with land conflicts between companies and communities. The Province of Central Kalimantan, especially Districts of Seruyan and Kotawaringin Barat, is a place for palm oil companies to operate with a significant land area. In line with this, plantation business conflicts are also rampant. As a matter of fact, many past land conflicts have not been resolved and still ongoing. Various efforts have been made, from prevention efforts to conflict mediation between the parties. However, these efforts are not sufficient to face the contestation of plantation business land, which is very complex and structural in nature.
This info brief reviews the conflict information system available to local government which is a crucial part of resolving land conflicts. Local government should have a data and design system that can detect potential risks of conflict early on. With the availability of sufficient information, local government is expected to be able to facilitate conflict resolution and provide appropriate access to justice. The collaboration between the Government of the Districts of Seruyan and Kotawaringin Barat and Yayasan Inobu in promoting a data collection system and conflict resolution is carried out through a sustainable palm oil jurisdictional certification approach, driven by multi-stakeholder engagement. The engagement of local governments, business actors, smallholders, indigenous/local communities, and NGOs can help provide complete information to finally find collective solutions to resolve conflicts over plantation business land.