InfoSAWIT, LABUHANBATU SELATAN – KUD Anugerah Jaya Mandiri Sejahtera (AJMS), is one union which gets the fund in Smallholders Replanting Program (SRP) from Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA). The fund help was symbolically given by President Joko Widodo in March 2018.
The plantations of the members of the union did the first planting on Tuesday (12/12/2018). Vice Governor of North Sumatera, H. Musa Rajekshah appreciated Asian Agri for supporting the SRP in the province.
“I do hope that the replanting program would not run for the first time. Asian Agri which supports the SRP could be done by the other companies to supports SRP in North Sumatera,” he said.
79 independent smallholders who becomes the partners of Asian Agri got the fund of SRP that PFMA gave through Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) for their 157 hectare plantations.
Head of Development and Smallholder Asian Agri, Sahrul Hasibuan, said, the management of Asian Agri does appreciate the supports of North Sumatera and District of Labuhanbatu Selatan to the SRP. "Today we make new history in North Sumatera by first replanting in Village of Perlabian, Sub district of Kampung Rakyat, District of Labuhanbatu Selatan," Sahrul Hasibuan said in the official statement toInfoSAWIT.
Meanwhile, Regent of Labuhanbatu Selatan, H. Wildan Aswan Tanjung said that the SRP could be the example for the private companies and other enterprises to help the smallholders to do the replanting program. “This would help the smallholders to trust the private companies,” he said.(T2)