InfoSAWIT, NUSA DUA –Crude palm oil (CPO) has been cheaper about 24% fromUS$ 636 per ton to be US$ 485 per ton to the end of October 2018. The government has prepared the two way – direction to maintain its global competitiveness.
They are (i) the offer which covers palm oil moratorium, adjustment of land mastery in the forest regions, one map policy, strengthening ISPO, and the export citation; (ii) demand sides which cover, optimizing B20 and palm oil downstream products.
Besides Coordinator Minister in Economy, DarminNasution said, the government still gives chance to increase the welfare of the smallholders through the Smallholders’ Replanting Program (SRP) which has been implemented since October 13th 2018. The program should be optimized knowing that the smallholders become the important elements in sustainability.
To increase the SRP, Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) would simplify to get the Fund to increase the realization of PSR, from 14.000 hectares to be50.000 hectares in the end of November 2018. The SRP program has been running in North Sumatera, South Sumatera, and Riau and would be in many regions in this country.
“Not only that, the government is studying the export citation system to increase the downstream sectors,” he said.
To solve the black campaign globally, the government has made Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) together with Malaysia to maintain the collective competition in the global markets and solve the trade issues in the export countries, such as, India, Pakistan, China, Europe, and Africa. (T2)