InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS) did support the smallholders replanting program (SRP) that the government does. It is supported by the fund from Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA). Each smallholder would get about Rp 25 million per hectare (ha).
To run the program in 2017, the government targeted to cover 20.000 ha, in 2018, target reached 185.000 ha, in 2019 the target would cover 200.000 ha, and in 2020 the target would cover 500.000 ha, in 2021 the target would be 750.000 ha, and in 2022 it would cover 750.366 ha.
Manager of Organization and Membership, SPKS, Sabarudin said that if seen from last year, the target was not realized because there was no support from the smallholders because they did not good information about the SRP and many of them were doubtful.
As the smallholders organization, SPKS would prepare the members to join SRP in 2019. There would be two districts to join it, they are, District of Tanjung Jabung Barat (Tanjabbar), Jambi province; and District of Sanggau, West Kalimantan province.
“We would socialize it from the union level up to the smallholders’ groups as the members of SPKS. It is important to do because for all these years, the government did socialize it in the district to the union level. There is no guarantee that the coordinators in the unions would socialize to the groups,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
Meanwhile Chairman of SPKS, District of Sanggau, Albertus Darius said that besides doing socialization, SPKS would develop the smallholders to fulfill the conditions in SRP based on the Regulation of Minister of Agriculture No. 7 / 2019 about the Smallholders’ Replanting Program.
The conditions are the copy of ID, family ID, certification of rights, power of attorney, documents of land ownership, the coordinates, the bank account, the profile data of institution, the legal of institution. Everything should be collected within the development from SPKS in cooperation with the local plantation agency.
“It is hoped that every condition in this year would be gathered and in the early of 2020 there would be proposal to run SRP in the local plantation agency and by the online SRP application,” he said.
Until now the total smallholders who want to join SRP within the development from SPKS reach 1000 smallholders in Sanggau and Tanjabbar. It means that this is the same with the program of president and vice president to accelerate the SRP. “If there is no support in the field, this is unreachable,” Sabarudin said. (T2)