The Social Sciences

Year: 2020
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Page No. 72 - 82

Land Claim, Perception of Community and Interest-Power of Land Use Change in the Production Forest Area Utilization in Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Meranti Musi Banyuasin-South Sumatra

Authors : Ja Posman Napitu, Aceng Hidayat, Sambas Basuni and Sofyan Sjaf

Abstract: Land claims caused the utilization conflicts because of community occupation to the concession area permit. Community perception about the claims have been caused by different interests and using the actors power. This research is using Convergent Parallel Mixed Method (CPMM) which is a combination of quantitative and qualitative data to give a comprehensive analysis. The results explained that the claims of community in FMU Meranti were estimated 94,016 ha or 38.53% of the total area. There are three forms of the claims from the community, i.e.: full ownership of the land, environmental cares and economic improvement. Perception of the community was affected by the different point of views to utilize the land and the different interests. The power of actors can influence other actors in the struggle for utilizing the land in forest areas. The positions of the key player are actors which have strongly related interest and hard power to influence the communities, i.e., owner of the industrial plantation forest (HTI), ecosystem restoration (RE), government and village heads. The recommendations are the institutionalization of the village heads role in governing forest utilization, determining the users, determining the property rights of withdrawal and management and determining a contribution of the forest product provision.

How to cite this article:

Ja Posman Napitu, Aceng Hidayat, Sambas Basuni and Sofyan Sjaf, 2020. Land Claim, Perception of Community and Interest-Power of Land Use Change in the Production Forest Area Utilization in Forest Management Unit (FMU) of Meranti Musi Banyuasin-South Sumatra. The Social Sciences, 15: 72-82.

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