Sumatra Rainforest Institute (SRI) was the initiator of the Mandailing Jaya Coffee Cooperative (Komanja). Through a program funded by Tropical Forest Conservation Action (TFCA) Sumatra, they provided assistance to Komanja for several years.
As a result, Komanja has been able to run independently. In addition to producing coffee, they also make efforts to protect Batang Gadis National Park (TNBG) through awareness to the community.
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