InfoSAWIT, PALAS - The fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production of some smallholders in District of Padang Lawas (Palas), North Sumatera Province increased up to 50% while the palm oil FFB selling price is about Rp 1.300–Rp 1.320/Kg.
The smallholder of Sub district of Barumun, H. Idaham Butar-butarwas thankful for the harvest in this week for it was better than the previous week. “Alhamdulillah, this week harvest increases 50%. From my two hectare palm oil area, I got 3,7 tons. It was 2 tons only,” he said, as quoted from gosumut.com.
He also said, the harvest was not good in days before for the drought. “But the FFB selling price is about Rp 1.300 to Rp 1.320 per kilogram," he said. One FFB supplier in Sub district of Hutaraja Tinggi, Sail said, in the last two weeks, the FFB gets better from what the people harvested.
“We usually collect 30 tons of FFB from the people to be supplied to factory of PTPN 4, Sub district of Sosa. But in this week, the FFB increases to be 40 to 45 tons per day,” he said. One FFB supplier in Sub district of Sosa, AG Daulay said, the FFB is normal still, that is, 100 tons per day.
“The FFB supply in Sosa is standard still, reaching about 100 tons per day. The smallholders now harvest in large numbers. It may happen for the cheap FFB Price board, so they harvest the FFB to the factory having expensive selling price,” he said.(T3)