by Wahyu Widhi, Dian Niaga, Indonesia

Last 11 May was a historical day for the Sentarum Lake community, especially for members of Asosiasi Periau Danau Sentarum (Forest Honey Harvesters Association in Sentarum).  After over a year of hard work, they finally received organic certification from BioCert, an organic certification agency in Indonesia.

The organic certification covers 7,378.4 ha located in Nanga Leboyan village; district Selimbau, Kapuas Hulu regency, West Borneo, Indonesia. All forest honey harvested from that area will become recognized as organic certified products. The said certification will expire on 1 November 2008.

The APDS’ member reward was made moreso complete after a ceremonial organic certification was given by Mr. MS Kaban, the Indonesian Minister of forestry to Mr. Mulyadi, member of APDS at Safari Garden, Cisarua to an audience of Indonesian National Park officers last 16 July.

Congratulations to all APDS’ member, National Park Danau Sentarum, Yayasan Riak Bumi and JMHI!

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