InfoSAWIT, SANGGAU –The independent smallholders in District of Sanggau recently did preparation meeting to attend “Rembug Nasional Petani Kelapa Sawit Indonesia” that would run on 28-30 November 2018 in Jakarta.
Chairman of Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS) District of Sanggau – Darius said, this year, it is the most difficult time for the smallholders in Sanggau for they face some issues, such as, the decreasing fresh fruit bunch (FFB) price from June until today. SPKS thought, the FFP price that Plantation Agency decided is about Rp 1.010 – 1o.35/kg but the smallholders get less than the numbers.
“The smallholders in Sanggau are finally difficult to sell the FFB directly to the factories around their plantations,” Darius said in Village of Bodok, Sub district of Parindu in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Friday, (19/10/2018).
He also mentioned, thesmallholders really appreciated ‘Rembug Nasional Petani Kelapa Sawit Indonesia’for it would be a big forum to involve many sides, including the government. It is hoped that there would be solutions to what the smallholders face, such as, the FFB price.
The smallholders could not maximally cultivate their areas. They could not afford to buy fertilizers and the government needs to know this
He also mentioned that there would be 30 smallholders from Sanggau to attend the event and would tell what they face and recommend.
“Through this forum the main thing that we would ask to notice is that the government should solve the FFB price issue. I think, the smallholders contribute much to the country and it is the time for the government to notice their fate,” Darius said. (T2)