Host: The Association of Japanese Geographers
Indonesia is under intense pressure from the international community regarding the remarkable expansion of oil palm plantation. However, the national government has plans for expanding more and more. In order to find the sustainable way of oil palm plantation management we need to assess the local level of the oil palm village. This study assessed and documented the transmigration village which is oil palm as the main resources and likelihood of the villagers. The examination was done from extensive field work. This study also develops the extension method of KJ method, namely FH method. Interaction between stakeholders and stakeholder’s role are input into the simple scheme, and finally yields the best explanation of the sustainability assessment in the village. This study revealed that the sustainability model of oil palm plantation management in the local level need to concern in the following variables; (1) social capital that embedded within the smallholders, (2) support from the company, local government and financial institution, (3) organization within the village, and (4) the government policies for maintaining the long-term sustainable management.