InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The implementation of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) has something to do with issues. These make some companies difficult to join the Indonesian version.
The issues are about the legal/ownership of areas which mostly about Land Documents; some areas may be in forest regions; the Cultivation Documents, the reluctance to make union; and the financial issue (pre-condition and audit costs).
Ministry of Agriculture through General Directorate of Plantation/ISPO Commission, as the Head of ISPO Commission Secretariat, Azis Hidayat said, tries to convince every side (related ministry and instance0 to increase their commitment to encourage the acceleration of the ISPO certification and do the President’s Instruction No. 8 / 2018 about the Postponement and Evaluation of Palm Oil Plantation License and its Enhancement (Palm oil Moratorium).
ISPO Commission, he continued, has proposed so that the pre – condition and ISPO audit costs for the planters could be helped by Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA).
“The fund allocation from PRMA should help to solve the issues for the planters, starting from the trainings, development, when facing the pre-condition, making the union, up to get the ISPO certificate and in partnership with the big companies,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT. (T2)