The forests of Aceh, and the communities that live in them, are at an important crossroads. Sitting in the northwestern corner of the giant Indonesian archipelago, the province of Aceh comprises approximately 5.6 million hectares (ha), of which about 3.3 million ha are designated as forest. While the total number of hectares of forest remaining in Aceh is in itself impressive, systems of management are weak, and so these forests face increasing threats.
- Introduction by CORDAID
This joint report by Eye on Aceh and Cordaid aims to give an insight into a result of social capital mapping study commissioned by Cordaid and conducted by Eye on Aceh at thi end of 2006 in Ache.