PALMOILMAGAZINE, MEDAN – The rapid development of the palm oil industry in Indonesia is attributed to the steadfast support of the Ministry of Agriculture and the General Directorate of Plantations. An essential factor contributing to sustainable economic growth is the enhancement of regulations and fostering cooperation among all relevant stakeholders.
During the Indonesian Palm Oil Stakeholders (IPOS) Forum, Andi Nur Alam Syah, the Director-General of Plantations at the Ministry of Agriculture, highlighted the challenges facing the industry. These include the need to bolster regulations, streamline business permits for plantations, address profit-sharing issues, and implement smallholders replanting programs (SRP). This collaborative effort aims to ensure certainty and prosperity within the sector.
Directorate of Palm Oil and Various Palma that represented General Directorate of Plantation mentioned that to develop SRP, Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) should also play important roles. It is hoped to collaborate with smallholders in partnership scheme, deliver technological help, escalate insight about cultivation, open market access, and help to map the plantations.
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It needs to collaborate among the governments, private/country’s companies, academy, and plantation practitioners because it would be the successful key to support SRP heading to sustainable palm oil and optimally productivity.
The future palm oil development is known as “Sawit Indonesia Satu Berkelanjutan.” It should cover the governance within integrated system in special – base. The spatial map in national scale would be vital as the main data of every palm oil planting that smallholders would do. the data would also support to get SRP, develop infrastructure, develop human resource in this sector.
That is why he hoped that IPOS Forum could be well advantaged, discuss and get the best solutions to the same goal, discuss to solve every field challenge including about regulation, law certainty of business to reinforce the economy nationally. (T2)
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