• 12 October 2023
  • 13:25-13:35
  • Room: Digital

The economic impact of rattan: A lifeline for smallholders in Sulawesi


This film tells the story of rattan harvesting in the village of Lelekaa, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, where communities have been involved in this tradition for decades. Although rattan is abundant, there are numerous challenges involved in producing high-quality rattan-based products and maintaining competitive prices. Government assistance and training can be a solution.

The film also shows how rattan has benefited the people of Lelekaa, helping them educate their children and an important source of income. This is a brief story about the beauty of nature and how the people of Lelekaa live closely with rattan.