InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –Coordinator Minister in Economy, Darmin Nasution said, palm oil is the important commodity that influences the economy in this country. If palm oil is cultivated well, the economy of the people and the country would be better too.
“Every one of use should explain, struggle or anything to face not only the black campaigns but also the un-fair propaganda,” he said in his speech in National Meeting the 10th of Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) in Fairmont Hotel, Wednesday (14/3).
The government and the business world should cooperate to fight and struggle for the negative campaigns.
He continued, Indonesia has Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) that the fund derives from CPO Fund to palm oil in Indonesia. It means, the agency is the form of support to develop this sector, including as the form of support to face the other challenges.
The good seeding procurement could become the effort to develop palm oil, namely to improve the productivity for the smallholders that may be in small numbers. “Fake seeds decrease the CPO production up to 30% to 40%. Unfortunately, the fake seeds are (everywhere) in many regions,” he said.
He also ensured, the government would invite the big corporates to help the government to distribute the superior seeds.
In the future, the government should change the behavior of planting of the independent smallholders. One thing to do is by planting superior seed. “Do not worry, it is not free. The government would buy the seeds from the stakeholders,” Darmin said. (T2)