InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –In the midst of 2017, Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial/Head of National Land Agency published a policy about The Administration and Regulation to Publish Business Rights. One thing appeared is that the obligation 20% to develop palm oil plantation from the Busines Rights.
Enlarging palm oil plantation for many years has been done by running some partnerships. One of them is main – plasma partnership. The scheme was running in some forms, such as, PIR-Bun, Pir-Trans (The partnership with the transmigrant), KKPA and also Plantation Revitalization..
The schemes of partnership were the efforts to take the participation of the people to get the same chance to cultivate the natural resources in Indonesia.
Not only that, the facts showed, the partnership becomes the starting point of palm oil plantation nationally for the smallholders get better lives from selling their fresh fruit bunch (FFB).
Unfortunately, the regulation about partnership was stopped in 2014 by the government itself because the Plantation Revitalization was not successful.
General Director of Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture, Bambang believed, the latest scheme was successful but the cooperation (partnership) was not too maximal yet.
Though it was stopped, developing palm oil plantation should give allocation to cultivate the plantation for the people around.
It is regulated in the Regulation of Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial/Head of National Land Agency No. 7 / 2017 about the Administration and Regulation to Publish Business Rights.
In the regulation, the government obliges the Business Rights holder to develop plasma plantation for the people around. Chapter 40, e noted that to facilitate plantation development for the people around at least 20 (twenty) percent from the land in the Business Rights in the form of partnership (plasma) based on the business license from the related instance for the legal holders; and do social and environmental responsibility for the legal holders.(T2)
For more, please read InfoSAWIT, March 2018