‘Klinik Tani’ (which stands for ‘farmers clinic’ in Bahasa) was established as a company in 1998, to provide services on business development for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, particularly those that engage in the development of sustainable agriculture. Klinik Tani’s objective is to help farmers develop organic agricultural techniques in becoming independently economically viable.
As of February 2012, Klinik Tani is partnered with 18 farmer groups that are comprised of 1,096 farmers. It covers an area of 34.578 ha with a ‘standing stock’ of 18,328 trees.
Klinik Tani recently began working with TFT to develop its community driven approach to community responsible forest management. The objective is to work with local farmers to help secure Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. This will provide them with broader access to local wood processors who supply wood products to international markets and help them secure more commercial value from the trees they grow.