InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –To increase the sustainable palm oil cultivation, in the early of April 2018, about 80 independent smallholders from District of Siak and Rokan Hulu (Rohul), Riau Province, accompanied by WRI, did comparative study to Forum Petani Swadaya Merlung Renah Mendaluh (FPS-MRM), in Tanjung Jabung Barat, Jambi Province.
Ruqaiyah Rafiq of Yayasan Setara Jambi, who guided the smallholders from FPS-MRM, said, it was to discuss and see the sustainable cultivation directly that the FPS-MRM has done.
She who is called, Uki, said, the independent smallholders from the two districts in Riau now practice the sustainable cultivation in Roundtable on Sustianable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme for the independent smallholders’ category. “The independent smallholders joining FPS-MRM have got RSPO certificate since last year,” she said Tuesday (10/4/2018) in Jakarta. (T2)