InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -Until now the independent smallholders face lots of challenges and need complete solution as fast as it could. The challenges are the fresh fruit bunch (FFB) price to sell and difficulty to get certificate.
Vice General Secretary of Asosiasi Petani Kelapa Sawit Indonesia (Apkasindo), Rino Afrino, in Forum Jurnalis Sawit (FJS) discussion in Jakarta, recently said, the government should pay attention to cheaper FFB price in the independent smallholders’ level though the government has decided the FFB price. In the palm oil producer centers, the FFB price in the independent smallholders’ level could be about Rp 800-Rp 900 per kilogram.
Based on Apkasindo in some palm oil producer centers, such as, in Kalimantan, the FFB price in the independent smallholders’ level may be about Rp 800 - Rp 1.100 per kilogram (kg). While for the plasma smallholders, it is more expensive, about Rp 1.500 per kg."What happens in the field is that the FFB selling price is cheaper in the independent smallholders than it in the plasma smallholders,” he recently said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT. (T2)