2017年4月7日、Nazir Foeadインドネシア共和国泥炭復興庁長官一行が京都大学を訪れ、 総合地球環境学研究所や北海道大学の研究者と共に意見交換を実施しました。
All of four institutes (Indonesian Peatland Restoration Agency, RIHN, and Hokkaido Univ, and Kyoto Univ.) already singed MOU for the fire prevention and restoration of peat swamps in Indonesia on August 10, 2016.
Related to the signing of MoU JASTIP held a Joint Workshop on “Utilization of Sago Ecosystem for Peatland Restoration” with Indonesian Institute of Sciences(LIPI), RIHN, Hokkaido Univ, and Kyoto Univ. and Japan Peatland Society (JPS) in Indonesia August 11 to 12, 2016. The Joint Workshop performance was aimed to promote activities of peatland restoration, by constructing some systems as: rewetting, reforestasion , fire prevention and building an monitoring reporting and verification. In reforestasion, aforestation and agro-forestation, sago palm (Metroxylon sagu) is one of key plant, because sago palm is 1) to require high water table, 2) to attained high productivity of sago starch and biomass after canopy established.
Now, JASTIP carry on the one of Peatland study named “Innovation Diffusion Strategy for Local Community in Peatlands Areas: A Case of Sei Tohor and Siak Riau Indonesia” , which is conducted by a team led by Prof. Bambang Subiyanto, vice chairman of LIPI.