Palm Oil Stakeholders in West Kalimantan Evaluate the Determination of Palm Oil FFB Prices

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Doc. Special / Coordination and Evaluation of Fresh Fruit Bunch Price Decision Team by Palm Oil Stakeholders

PALMOILMAGAZINE, PONTIANAK – In West Kalimantan Province, palm oil stakeholders convened a meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, to coordinate and assess the decisions made by the Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) pricing team, which represents smallholders.

The meeting was inaugurated by Ignasius, Assistant II in the Economy and Development division of the West Kalimantan Secretariat.

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The primary objectives of this gathering were to reaffirm effective coordination among the central government, regional authorities (province and district), and other relevant stakeholders in implementing Regulation of Minister of Agriculture Number 01/2018 and Regulation of Governor Number 86/2022.

Additionally, it aimed to assess the practical outcomes resulting from the implementation of these regulations.

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As quoted from the official facebook of West Kalimantan Plantation and Livestock Agency, one major point that was evaluated in the meeting was the implementation of Regulation of Governor Number 86 / 2022 that has been implementing since February 2023. There would be three major changes from the previous regulation. The first, price decision would be online to confirm efficiency and transparency in the process.

The second, FFB price decision would be four times in a month to deliver clarity for smallholders. The third, there would be administrative sanctions by the provincial government to deliver legal certainty and encourage obedience to every available regulation.

The meeting was attended by some stakeholders, such as, the representatives of General Directorate of Plantation, regional agencies in the province, chairman of verification team that proposed K index and FFB price from districts to represent in equal and wide scale.

Not only that many representatives from mills and palm oil associations, such as, Indonesian Palm Oil Association, Asosiasi Petani Kelapa Sawit Indonesia (Apkasindo), Apkasindo Perjuangan, Asosiasi Petani Sawit (Aspekpir), Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS), and Asosiasi Petani Sawit Sejahtera Indonesia (Aspesi) actively played their roles in the meeting. (T2)

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