Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) of the Implementation of HTR Policy in Indonesia

Bambang Hendroyono, Bambang Supriyono, Andy Fefta Wijaya, Fadel Muhammad


The aim of this research is to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in implementing HTR (Hutan Tanaman Rakyat, in Indonesian, or Plantation Forest Folk) policies. This study is located in area of HTR throughout Indonesia, distributed in 26 Provinces in Indonesia starting from Aceh to Papua. Population in this study is region/ Regency implementing HTR development in Indonesia. Total population is 127 regions/regencies. This study takes all regions which are 127 regencies implementing HTR development in Indonesia. The Analysis using SWOT is given: The strenght (S) of HTR is the strong will from the communities and local government in managing the forest areas; the availability of areas; the support of the Central and Local Governments. The result of this study are: The weakness (W) of HTR is the limited of the human resources of the forestry extension officers; the limited of the human resources from the communities; the uncertainty of investors. The Opportunity (O) of HTR is the existence of the forest land utilization markets with non forestry commodities; the government’s policies in increasing IPM on the backward regions. The Threat (T) of HTR is the assurance of the sustainability of forestry production; the fluctuation in the demands of  timber; land claims by the communities or indigenous. The reccomendation from the SWOT analysis are: SO: issue forestry incentive regulation; optimize the development of agroforestry; optimize funding (APBD, APBN, non APBN/APBD) for the development of the HTR, WO: increase the number of the human resources of the forestry extension officers; present forestry investors. TO: mentoring the implementation of the HTR program; empowering and communities institutional facilitation; increasing coordination with technical agencies, and WO: coordinate among agencies and the academic feasibility study and the roadmap of the HTR

Keywords: SWOT, HTR Policy, Forest in Indonesia

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