Development Strategies To Manage Village Forest In Bali

Gede Sedana,Abdul Rahmat,Ketut Wirawan

Presently, there has been deforestation and conversion of forest function within the forest areas. One of the central government’s programs is implementation of village forest. Village forest is state forest that is within the territory of a village, used by the village, for the welfare of the village community. This program has been started to carry out within four villages in Bali province, Indonesia. The objectives of the study are to portrait the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the local institutions in managing village forest, and to recommend the strategic erfforts for the village forest development. Four villages were defined as study sites where are located in the Northern part of Bali island. Data collected by using some techniques, namely: survey, interview, direct observation and documentation. Some key respondents were also selected to interview. Data collected was analyzed by using SWOT analysis and descriptive method. The results of study pointed out that the local institution has function to manage village forest.The problems currently found in the villages related to the damage of forest within the upstream area; the changes of forest function; and the decrease of water storage at the forest level which during the dry season. The local institutions within the villages have the strengths, weakneses, opportunities and threats concerning the management of village forest. It is needed to recommend four strategies for managing village forest, namely Strength-Opportunity (SO), Weakness-Opportunity (WO), Strength-Threat (ST), and Weakness-Threat (WT).

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 2065-2075

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201167