Conservation of Damar Mata Kucing (Shorea javanica): a Review on Institutional Aspect of Trade System

  • Hanifah Nur'aini Tropical Biodiversity Conservation, IPB University
  • Ervizal A. M. Zuhud Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry and Environment, IPB University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
  • Tutut Sunarminto Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Faculty of Forestry and Environment, IPB University, Academic Ring Road, Campus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, Indonesia 16680
Keywords: damar mata kucing, NTFPs, conservation, trade system, institution


Damar mata kucing (Shorea javanica) is one of the NTFPs that has been widely managed and utilized by local people around the Pesisir Barat Lampung Province. The Majority of damar repong has been cut down, especially during the last 15 years. One of the reasons for the decreasing of community interest in managing repong damar is due to the decreasing damar prices. The purpose of this research is to analyze market system institution performance for damar cultivation in Pesisir Barat, Lampung Province. IAD framework is used to analyze the institutional approaches  For further analysis, marketing margin and price analysis are also used to analyze the price differentiation from the producers level to consumers level. Results of the analysis show that damar market in Pesisir Barat Lampung Province is characterized as oligopsony. Natural characteristics of damar and attributes of community found in the damar trading system influence the behavior, patterns of relationships between farmers and middlemen/traders, and market structure in the trading system. Livelihood, limitation on capital, lack of information and networking, knowledge and abilities to tree management and harvested damar, knowledge of another uses of damar resin, and the ability to use technology directly affecting the damar marketing institution.


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How to Cite
Hanifah Nur’aini, Zuhud, E. A. M., & Sunarminto, T. (2020). Conservation of Damar Mata Kucing (Shorea javanica): a Review on Institutional Aspect of Trade System. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika, 26(3), 316. Retrieved from