InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -Chief Operation Officer (COO) of PT Sampoerna Agro, Tbk., ParluhutanSitohang said, the professional planters working in palm oil sectors should understand the challenges, such as, to develop the plantation sectors.
The needs of the planters are not food, housing, and clothing. There is other needs which may be important too, that is, signal. The communication tool (handphone) seems to be the obligation for them.
Working in plantation sectors is not as good as it was for the location is in the remote area. The next challenge is that it is hard to get the planters who are ready to work at the field.
He thought, there should be efforts to introduce palm oil plantation sector to the people. For example, educating them ever since in the college. In addition, many universities have faculty of agriculture which introduced the general topic. In the future, it needs more specific faculty majoring plantation, “There are not many colleges which focus to the curriculum in plantation sector,” he said. (T2)
This article once published in InfoSAWIT August 2018