Living Village


SLV is a multi-stakeholder initiative aiming to create a business-friendly, community-forest positive relationship model that is commercially viable for upscaling at village and landscape level

Aligned under the 1st and 4th strategic pillar of Apical2030-Transformative Partnerships & Inclusive progress

The SLV programme strives to alleviate poverty, uplift and nurture communities through targeted initiatives tailored to meet the specific needs of each community

Anchored in the principle that sustainable livelihoods and environmental health are interdependent,
Apical adopts a holistic landscape approach, which focuses on working in harmony with nature and communities to advance a sustainable model for the future.

Updates as at October 2023

The Sustainable Living Village is a landscape initiative through partnership with local government and community to promote positive human-forest relationships in 6 villages @Aceh.

The 3-year SLV @Aceh programme was launched in Aceh on 18 January 2023 in collaboration with IDH and our local partners, YEL and FKL.

To achieve this relationship it is critical to protect and conserve forests by enhancing community resilience and livelihood options, adopting sustainable good agricultural practices for 1,000 independent smallholders and protecting forests within the ecosystem by leveraging technology in forest monitoring and protecting forests through establishing a response team in Aceh Singkil. We are also collaborating with IDH and the local government to ensure a sustainable and deforestation-free supply chain at a landscape-level.

Launch of Sustainable Living Village

The SLV Programme was launched in January 2023, by Apical in partnership with local partners and the government.

Together with Yayasan Inisiatif Dagang Hijau (IDH), Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL), Forum Konservassi Leuser (FKL) as well as Provincial and District Government, SLV programme will be initiated at priority landscapes, namely Aceh Singkil.

Priority Landscape – Aceh Singkil

Aceh Singkil plays a crucial role in protecting the Leuser Ecosystem, consisting of 2.6 million hectares of tropical forest and home to various Sumatran animal species such as the orang utan, rhinocerous, Sumatra tiger, and the elephant.

In Singkil, rapid illegal land conversion for oil palm plantations poses a challenge to this vital ecosystem’s sustainability.