PT DAHANA’s Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) Unit gave Technical Guidance, Training and Extension on Coffee Tree Cultivation and Intercropping of Secondary Crops to the Tangkalna Lestari Abadi Forest Farmers Group (KTH) at Saung Kopi Meranti DAHANA in Subang on Friday, December 22, 2023.
Chairman of DAHANA’s SER Eman Suherman said that PT DAHANA, as one of the largest companies in Subang, has the commitment to progress and develop together with the community, one of which is through the use of PT DAHANA’s forests for economic and environmental needs by Forest Farmer Groups.
“After success in the last few years, KTH is again utilizing forests in the DAHANA ring 3 area by planting coffee trees and intercropping. We fully support this activity and hope that forest farmers who are members of KTH can benefit from this program,” said Mr Suherman.
So far, the function of DAHANA’s forests has been limited to protection of and the Company’s area natural fences. Mr Suherman considers that the forests owned by DAHANA have bigger potential than just fences and can be used for the betterment of society, especially the economy of KTH members.
This activity helps encourage the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is part of the carbon credit pilot, particularly in the environmental and economic categories. Planting coffee trees and intercropping is confirmed as not to make any changes to the function of forests which originally home to a variety of flora and fauna, and that the fact that their basic functions remain well maintained.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Tangkalna Lestari Abadi KTH, Sarip Durahman, expressed his gratitude to all the collaborating parties, including PJT II, DAS West Java Province, CDK West Java, as well as DAHANA as the host of the event. He hoped that this event can bring benefits to the community, especially members of KTH Tangkalna Lestari Abadi.
“We would like to express our deepest gratitude to DAHANA for providing the opportunity to utilize the land as well as providing training and extension on planting coffee trees and intercropping of secondary crops. We hope we can continue to learn about what we have to do to maintain sustainability while utilizing forest products,” concluded Mr Durahman.