Rémi Dherbecourt et Théo Launay, two agricultural engineering students at Bordeaux Sciences Agro, have created the Bordeaux-Sumatra Adventure project, witch they will carry during their gap year. Bordeaux-Sumatra Adventure aims to make a documentary about the forest management in Sumatra, the Indonesian Island. Here is the interview they gave us just before leaving France for Sumatra.
Hello Rémi and Théo, can you present your project in a few words?
“Of course! The project Bordeaux-Sumatra Adventure is to realize a documentary on the forest management in Sumatra, Indonesia. From November to December 2017, we will meet different people involved in the Indonesian forest management: local communities, researchers, NGOs and public institutions. Our team will be helped on the field by the NGO Sumatra RainForest Institute, the main partner of the project.”
What do you want to show or do under this project?
“The knowledge or information on the deforestation and forest management in Indonesia is not well known, or sometimes simplified in France. We would like to understand and present different issues in Sumatra and moreover highlight the answers from communities and NGOs. On a personal level, this project takes part of our abroad year. It will allow us to understand how a forest sector is working in a different society and environnement. These experiences and knowledge are valuable for our forest engineer training.”
The Bordeaux-Sumatra Adventure project fundraising has already started (on this link), you can have a look on their Facebook page Bordeaux-Sumatra Adventure. They will be pleased to answer your questions or remarks on this email address firstname.lastname@example.org