The project “Land Use, Land Cover and Land Suitability Spatial Analysis to Support Integrated Landscape Management in the Implementation of Tora and Social Forestry” is being financed by the World Bank and run by IGN FI in a consortium with Australian and Indonesian partners. It comprises the implementation of a tool to assist and guide policy makers with regard to land development within the framework of the TORA land reform programme. Specifically, it is providing technical expertise to analyse land use and land cover in one province of Indonesia (Jambi province) using SPOT and Sentinel 2 satellite imaging.
The first stage of the process to gain an understanding of land suitability, that is to say the balance between land cover and the various land use objectives specified by the Ministries involved (Forestry & Agrarian and Spatial Planning).
The second phase involves defining which areas of land cover can be re-distributed to local communities in the framework of the land reform programme, while taking account of environmental issues such as ecological fragmentation, conservation of peatlands and other protected areas.