InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Head of Research Department of Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS), Sabarudin said that there should be agreement of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) price in the smallholders’ level to have stable price and would be the same with what is decided in the plantation agency.
He also said that the companies and the smallholders’ association should have the same clear commitment, and also should involve to develop the smallholders. “It is hoped that in the future they would have institution, such as, union,” he said.
If there is no development, one thing for sure, the smallholders would be like nowadays. The independent smallholders’ FFB would be cheaper than what the plantation agency decided. In addition, in chapter 4 Regulation of Ministry of Agriculture, No. 1 / 2018 about the Guidelines of FFB buying, the company should buy it from the institution. (T2)