PPKS POS Visit to West Sulawesi Plantation Agency: Combating Distribution of Fake Seeds

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Ahmad Kasim, the representative from Point Offline Store (POS) at the Pusat Penelitian Kelapa Sawit (PPKS) in West Sulawesi Province, visited the West Sulawesi Plantation Agency on Monday, 5th February 2024. Photo by: Special

PALMOILMAGAZINE, MAMUJU – Ahmad Kasim, the representative from Point Offline Store (POS) at the Pusat Penelitian Kelapa Sawit (PPKS) in West Sulawesi Province, visited the West Sulawesi Plantation Agency on Monday, 5th February 2024, aiming to enhance collaboration in promoting certified palm oil seeds and legality within the province.

The purpose of the visit was to establish effective communication and cooperation, as well as to introduce himself to the new Head of the Plantation Agency in West Sulawesi. During the meeting, Ahmad Kasim provided information about the official outlets available in the province.

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Head of West Sulawesi Plantation Agency, Herdin Ismail told that it is important to prevent fake palm oil seed distribution in the society. Illegal seeds that have no legal aspects, certification, would deliver contamination of dura and would minimize fresh fruit bunch production, crude palm oil.

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“Planting fake palm oil seeds would be negative for productivity and smallholders’ income, would financially deliver losses for them,” he said, as Palmoilmagazine.com quoted from the official page of West Sulawesi Province, Wednesday (7/2/2024).

Prior in the same day, coordinator of POS PPKS West Sulawesi did visit to UPTD BPSPMBP West Sulawesi Plantation Agency. It was about to get intensive communication and coordination about seeds procurement and potential needs in palm oil in smallholders replanting program, and supervising fake seeds in the province.

In the meeting, Ahmad Kasim wanted to know if palm oil seeds for the 2024 smallholders replanting program in the province were enough or not. Muhammad Fadlullah, Head of UPTD BPSPMBP West Sulawesi Plantation Agency told the 2024 palm oil seed needs for the program would be about 261.000 trees for about 1800 hectares. (T2)

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