The development of community forests continues to grow rapidly across Indonesia. Community forest farmers plant and harvest various species of wood, based on its suitability to the growing place, but also on market demand considerations in line with the various needs for wood species from the downstream sector. According to data on the potential of community timber, community forests play a strategic role as a supplier of industrial raw materials. When juxtaposed with data on the need for industrial raw materials, community wood should be able to meet industry demands for timber.

Both producers and processors face different challenges linked to the timber supply chain. At the upstream level, producers generally complain about problems in marketing community timber. Meanwhile, at the downstream level, processors feel that raw materials are becoming difficult to obtain.

To address these problems, is important to build a platform that acts as an information center for legal and sustainable community timber trade, as well as a medium for connecting community forest farmers and industry. This platform contains detailed information about the profiles of community forest farmer groups (which are mainly related to forest potential) along with the IKM (Small and Medium Industry) profiles. Thus, the platform will function as a space for information exchange relating to the timber trade.

The terms and conditions of the parties in the development of a legal and sustainable community timber trade information center in this study are as follows:

A. Community forest farmer / farmer groups

At the upstream level, community forest management can be divided into independent (individual ownership) and groups, which are usually a combination of farmer groups or farmer group associations. In terms of organization, each Kompok Farmer has different governance structures. In relation to the community timber trade information center, this farmer group plays a role in providing information on group profiles and the standing stock from community forests owned by each group. This information will then be used in the data base on Woodenasia.

Farmers and farmer groups who are members of the Woodenasia portal are individuals or groups who are able to guarantee the legality of raw material products and administrative documents for wood transportation. This allows Woodenasia to present information on the potential for legal and sustainable community wood raw materials.

B. Industry

Industry in this case consists of the primary industry of sawmills, craftsmen, and industrial exporters scale of the IUI (Industrial Business Lisence) / TDI (Industry Register Sign), and includes TPKRT (Registered Community Forest Timber Shelters). This group, also referred to as the downstream level, uses community wood as raw material for production. Downstream processors have a role in providing information regarding the need for industrial raw materials such as: types of wood, wood specifications, and the level of demand.

This business unit is an industry that has implemented SVLK certification (Timber Legality Verification System) or other legality requirements. This allows Woodenasia to present information on the need for legal industrial wood raw materials.

C. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations )

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (hereinafter referred to as “FAO”) and the Environment Conservation and Community Development Association (ECCDA) hereinafter referred to as a service provider that provides financial support for the establishment of an information center for legal and sustainable timber trade, Woodenasia.

D. Arupa

Arupa at the community timber trade information center institution has a very strategic position, namely acting as a link between upstream and downstream (channeling information about the community timber trade), making rules or regulations in relation to each actor, and control and evaluators.

E. Advertising services

It is information displayed on the Woodenasia website, first verified by the website manager. It is necessary to ensure the completeness of the legality of timber forest products and the need for industrial raw materials that already have a legal certificate required by the government.

If the advertisement meets the requirements, it can be published on the Woodenasia website. If the advertiser is unable to meet the legal requirements, the advertisement will not be published.

F. Website administrator

Is an individual who is appointed and trusted by Arupa to manage the website including verifying the data of prospective members. Admin has an important role in website management, namely having the authority to publish advertisements and reject advertisements if they are not in accordance with what is required.

Likewise with the policy of acceptance and rejection of potential users who want to become members. If it is deemed that a user does not fulfill the required administrative requirements, the website administrator has the control not to issue a license.

G. User

Is a user of the Woodenasia website service, which is an online-based information center for legal and sustainable timber trade. There are no user restrictions, this website can be accessed by all parties (buyers and sellers). To be able to find out more product information, visitors can send messages through the chat service provided by the website or personal email to vendors.