THE FIRE WHICH KEEPS HAPPENING IN EVERY SINGLE YEAR IN INDONESIA, IN THE 10TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (RSPO) IN MEDAN IN 2013, THE MEMBERS OF RSPO AGREED TO HAVE OPENNESS OF CONCESSION MAP. MINISTRY OF AGRARIAN AFFAIRS AND SPATIAL/NATIONAL LAND AGENCY (NLA) AGREED TO RSPO.
The open information in palm oil plantation concession map is in the new chapter. In the recent days, Secretariat of RSPO had made consultation with Secretary of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial/NLA, Sofyan Djalil. In the meeting, both sides agreed, there is no regulation which prevents RSPO to gather the palm oil plantation concession map from the members in the shapefile format.
In the meeting too, RSPO described the open information of concession map which was proposed and given in the platform of Global Forest Watch, which World Resources Institute (WRI) has developed to prevent the fire in the concession areas of the RSPO members. This platform, based on RSPO, is welcome by the government to monitor the potency of fire in commodity sector in land-base in Indonesia.
Expert Staff in Ministry of Agrarian Affairs/NLA in Economy of Land, Sudarsono said, the publication of the concession map in the shapefile format from the members of RSPO is legally allowed.
In the chance, RSPO re-ensured not to hit the law by the publication of documents of Secretary of Agrarian Affairs/NLA to Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) in September 2016, about the government of Indonesia is not allowed to publish the concession map.
RSPO confessed that the government could not publish the palm oil plantation concession map information because the plantation companies just have the rights to publish or inform their concession map by considering the risk or benefits to get.
After the meeting, RSPO urged every member of RSPO from palm oil plantation to give the concession maps in the shapefile to RSPO Secretariat. This is the form of obedience on RSPO regulation in the 10th General Assembly in the 6g resolution.
The Source of Transparent Concession Map
Actually the open information about the palm oil plantation concession map had been agreed in 2013 in the 10th General Assembly in Medan. In the 11th Roundtable Meeting, it was written in the 6g resolution, called, Transparency in Plantation Concession Bounda