InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – As the form of sustainability practice in palm oil plantation, it needs to assume the ability of carbon absorption that the smallholders do. The participation of Koperasi Rimba Harapan becomes the evidence that the smallholders could contribute to reduce green-house gas emission.
Koperasi Rimba Harapan was involved to formulate the guidance of pre-assumption of carbon absorption ability in the smallholders’ level. The arrangement of the guidance was done in the plantation belonging to the members of the koperasiin the end of 2017. The participation of the koperasito arrange it is the form of smallholders’ commitment to realize environmental and sustainable palm oil.
Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS) keeps going on and on to campaign the realization of independent and sustainable palm oil plantations. One thing to do rorealize the mission is by arranging the guidance of pre-assumption of carbon absorption ability in the smallholders’ level.
In its formulation, SPKS involved Koperasi Rimba Harapan in Village of Merarai Satu, Sub district of Sungai Tebelian, District of Sintang, West Kalimantan. The union belongs to the smallholders that have vision in sustainable palm oil.
Head of Innovation and Sustainability Department, SPKS, Swisto Win said, the formulation in the smallholders’ level is based on the role of the independent ones in Indonesia.
In addition, they cultivate about 42% of the total palm oil plantation nationally. As the strategic actors in the plantation nationally, of course, it needs to increase their capacity to be more independent and sustainable.(Dian Maya Sari /Project Communication Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit - SPKS)
This article once published in InfoSAWIT Magazine August 2018