Regulatory Suffocating Participation: The Stagnation of Forestry Agrarian Reform in Balumpewa Village, Sigi Regency, Sulawesi Tengah Province​

Author(s)Kasmiati, Moh. Shohibuddin, Ganies Oktaviana, Ahmad Jaetuloh


This paper attempts to examine why agrarian reform in forest areas is difficult to be implemented in Balumpewa Village, Sigi District, although The Sigi district government has set up the Agrarian Reform Task Force (GTRA) as an Executive Agency of agrarian reform. In addition, at the basic level, agrarian reform has progressed rapidly because of the high rate of participation of the local community. These are supposed to accelerate proposing process of Land Objects for Agrarian Reform (TORA). Although a conscientious endeavour of both GTRA of Sigi District and the local community has been carried out, the results are still disappointing. It can be seen from 68,000 hectares of agrarian reform’s object in forest area proposed by the GTRA, but only 3000 hectares of Land Object for Agrarian Reform approved for release as redistribution objects. The thing caused by Indonesia’s forestry policy still adheres to conventional forestry regulations. Therefore, the implementation of agrarian reform requires special regulation. Consequently, no matter how good the participation as long as the existing regulations have not been progressive and do not offer various solutions according to the socio-ecological situation at the village level, it is difficult to imagine accelerating the implementation of forestry agrarian reform in Indonesia.


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