Every forestry product has a dashboard.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Digital transformation supports more efficient and effective sustainable forest management to facilitate integrated and transparent monitoring of environmental conditions, Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Ministry's Secretary General Bambang Hendroyono stated.

"We have built a digital information system. Every forestry product has a dashboard," Hendroyono noted at the National Seminar on Digital Transformation Supporting Forestry Innovation 4.0 for a Green Economy and Safe Earth at the ministry’s auditorium here on Thursday.

Forestry 4.0 is an automated, contextual, and interconnected technology-based smart forestry management system.

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Technology and information systems can be used to monitor the decline in deforestation rate as well as develop a comprehensive and integrated sustainable forest management information system to improve forest productivity in accordance with environmental principles.

Meanwhile, Acting Deputy for Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Arifin Rudiyanto assessed that the implementation of forestry 4.0 is one of the important pillars in the sector.

The management system can realize effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent data as well as information system to support low-carbon and climate-resilient development.

The acting deputy noted that in establishing the smart forestry management system, the forestry measurement and monitoring, planning, as well as operations and governance aspects had to be prepared.

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The forestry measurement and monitoring aspect includes measuring forest cover areas according to applicable boundaries, inventorying forest potential, observing distribution of forest, monitoring various threats to forest, as well as conducting mapping and modeling to support forest management planning.

The forestry planning aspect aims to ready a forest management and protection plan as well as a forest rehabilitation and utilization program.

Meanwhile, the operational and governance aspects of forestry management comprise forest resources' protection, rehabilitation, and utilization; biodiversity conservation; licensing control and law enforcement; as well as reporting ecosystem destruction cases.

Rudiyanto expects that the utilization of technology and information system can solve various problems in the forestry sector.

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