Designing Sustainable Development Strategies for Agricultural Commodities across the Landscape: Applying the Siting Tool for guiding rubber, cocoa, coffee and oil palm development in North Sumatra, Indonesia | Land Portal

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January 2014
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This report provides key data and recommendations on the sustainable development of four commodities driving land use change in North Sumatra, Indonesia - coffee, cocoa, palm oil and rubber. The report seeks to assess the current and future situation in the districts of Mandailing Natal, Tapanuli Selatan and Tapanuli Utara, taking into account both economic and conservation perspectives.

The SNV Siting Tool was used to identify areas suitable for sustainable crop production. In addition to biophysical and biodiversity considerations, the potential impact of climate change on land suitability was included, enabling the development of a long term vision for sustainable growth for the target sectors.

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