InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -It is believed that palm oil plantation development would be more complex in the future because of the issues, such as, environment, human rights, labors, up to the children workers.
Besides the global issues, palm oil plantations also face the important local ones, for example, the publication of regulations that may postpone the development though there are some positive regulations to the development nationally.
Chief Operation Officer (COO) of PT Sampoerna Agro, Tbk.,ParluhutanSitohang said, the professionals working in palm oil sectors should understand the issues, and the regulations. “We were used to cooperate but now we should understand the condition. If there is palm oil plantation development, it must be done in marginal areas. So it needs big energy and patience apart from the big capital,” he recently said.
The other local issue to understand well is that the social conflict which may suddenly come up. It generally comes up because of jealousy among the people themselves. (T2)
This article once published in InfoSAWIT, August 2018