Socio-economic inequalities in rural communities drives environmental and biocultural loss.
1/2 of the world's population currently live on less than USD $2.50 a day, and 1.3 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day (World Bank 2017). Nearly 40% of these communities, facing extreme hardships, live along the equator belt.
Tropical ecosystems provide nearly 30% of our oxygen, 25% of the world's freshwater, and although covering just 2% of the world's surface give rise more than 50% of life on earth.
The communities that inhabit these landscapes produce as much as 50% of the world's food as small stakeholder farmers. Nearly 2.6 billion people on early rely on seafood as a primary source of protein, and 96% of the world's fisheries reside in developing countries.
There is a clear link between the biodiversity of our planet, land integrity, global food security, and climate change and well-being of human society.
Planet Indonesia provides a new solution that holistically empowers rural communities living in tandem with the world's most biologically diverse ecosystems. We directly reduce inequalities in rural communities, while promoting conservation and sustainable resource management.