InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -As the biggest CPO producer in the world, 40% palm oil plantations in Indonesia belong to the smallholders. So the government takes many stakeholders to cooperate and help them to get higher productivity.
In 2018 the government agreed to do the Smallholders’ Replanting Program (SRP) about 185 thousand hectares. Unfortunately the SRP is postponed by the status of their plantations.
Director of Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA), Herdrajat Natawijaya explained, the issue about area status may have solution through the program in Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial/Head of National Land Agency. It would publish the area certificate for the smallholders as the solution to clarify the area ownership.
The publication of the area certificate could become one solution to run the smallholders’ replanting program,” he said in the spare time in ICOPE 2018.
As one speaker in ICOPE 2018 representing PFMA, Herdrajat also emphasized that the government keeps supporting the smallholders so that they could have better lives. The implementation of ISPO for the smallholders is important to cultivate palm oil environmentally and responsibly.(T1)
This article once published in InfoSAWIT May 2018