Promoting Child-Friendly Palm Oil Industries in Papua Province

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The launch of the "Sawit Indonesia Ramah Anak" (Child-Friendly Palm Oil Indonesia) campaign in the City of Jayapura on Wednesday (5/6/2024). Photo by: Special

PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAYAPURA – Papua Province has urged the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) in the region to adopt child-friendly practices within palm oil industries to safeguard them from potential harm.

Setyo Wahyudi, Assistant in Economy and Welfare at the Papua Secretariat, emphasized this during the launch of the “Sawit Indonesia Ramah Anak” (Child-Friendly Palm Oil Indonesia) campaign in the City of Jayapura on Wednesday (5/6/2024).

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“Children are the future of Papua and deserve protection from any potential harm, especially within the palm oil industry,” he stated, as reported by citing Antara.

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Papua would be very supportive to this and as the way to make sustainable palm oil industries and children friendly. “This would be the reality to make palm oil plantation sectors in Papua go forward by paying attention to sustainability and child-friendly aspects,” Setyo said.

He also said that palm oil is the main commodity in Indonesia, including in Papua. It significantly plays a role in the economy at the regional and national level. “In Papua, palm oil plantation potential would be very massive and become the motor of economy in the region. That is why we have to confirm that palm oil industries in this province should deliver profits but also be children friendly,” he emphasized.

Chairman of IPOA Papua, Tulus Sianipar, said that through the activity, the hope was the palm oil plantation companies in the province would understand and create children – friendly environment. “Indonesia’s palm oil promotion that is child-friendly in Papua should implement business principles that pay attention to the children’s rights in palm oil sectors locally,” Sianipar said.

By realizing children-friendly palm oil industries, it is hoped to create much safer environment work and welfare for every party, including the children that become the next generations of this nation. Papua Province is committed to maintaining and supporting sustainable palm oil development and children friendly in the province. (T2)

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