InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –Commissioner of PT Sumber Sawitmas Sarana Tbk., Bungaran Saragih said, it needs to change the paradigm of palm oil development in Indonesia. The first is that though Indonesia has wide areas, but it is not as wide as the sea. The forest area composition – reaching 70% to 30% for the other usage – needs a consideration for the increasing population in Indonesia because the area gets narrower.
The second, it is not forbidden to expand the areas in Indonesia. But in a note, the ecosystem should be maintained well “It should provide the region to protect animals and palm oil,” he recently said in Jakarta.
The third is that the palm oil expansion is risky in social sector it threatens the biodiversity and the world society criticized it.
The fourth, it is a priority to increase the production by boosting the productivity. “Increasing the production within intensification is more sustainable though extensification could be done in sustainable way. But it would be more difficult,” Saragih said. (T2)