The Durian Rambun project is a is a REDD project protecting the Rio Kemunyang village forest (Hutan Desa) in Jambi. Project activities include enrichment planting, protection of natural regeneration of native species, tree planting and agroforestry improvement.


Benefits that Durian Rambun provides



Start date 2014
Coordinator Fauna & Flora International
Activities Avoided deforestation
Participants 78 community families
PVCs issued to-date 16,110



The detail

The project has 'Hutan Desa' status securing land tenure and community rights for local communities. The overall size of the Hutan Desa is 3,616 ha, with a 2,516 ha protection zone and a 1,100 rehabilitation zone. Estimated carbon benefits are 6,618 tCO2e per annum. Project activities include enrichment planting, tree planting, agroforestry improvement, and the protection of the natural regeneration of native species. The communities are involved through forest patrolling activities and sustainable forest management. This includes the establishment of sustainable enterprises focusing on improving coffee production and onsite processing.

The project aims to protect the habitat of many of the local fauna and flora while at the same time improving the soil quality of the forest. Through avoided deforestation and better forest protection, soil fertility is likely to improve whilst reducing the risk of soil erosion. Moreover, through sustainable forest management, ecosystems will become more resilient, leading to better water quality for local communities and minimising the risk of flooding or drought.

The project has been key in securing rights for participating communities. It also intends to open up diverse income streams for local communities through the sale of non-timber forest products, which will be sustainably managed by local communities. Other project activities include several agroforestry interventions aimed at strengthening local agriculture that will lead to increased food security, better nutrition and health for project participants.


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SDG details

See how the project provides benefits beyond carbon and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Sustainable Development Goal How the project contributes
  • Trains participating communities in how to best utlise non-timber forest products through sale of forest products. This increases income and savings of participating community members.
  • Helps to increase the viablity of women-run enterprises through capacity-building and regular assessments.
  • Supports the poorest quartile of the community by spending PES funds on poorest and marginalised members of communities.
  • Increases access to healthcare and education by poorest and marginalised members of the participating community.
  • By minimising deforestation of the natural forest, the project is reducing the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere. This will help combat the damaging effects of climate change.
  • This village forest covers almost 4,500 hectares of lowland tropical forest, providing a vital habitat for endangered species including the Sumatran tiger.
  • The area harbours 83 recorded species of mammal, 91 reptile and amphibian species and 221 bird species. As part of Batang Hari watershed, this forest plays a critical role in providing local and regional water supplies. Increased water supply provides water for rice field irrigation, and stabilises water availability for livestock and communities