InfoSAWIT, PONTIANAK – Thursday (30/1/2020) in the office of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Pontianak, the Agreement of Cooperation among the smallholders’ unions – the banks – and Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) was signed to run the smallholders’ replanting program (SRP).
9 unions/smallholders’ groups from Districts of Bengkayang, Landak, Sambas, Sanggau, and Melawi signed the cooperation with each bank as the partners. As InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of plantation agency of West Kalimantan province, the signing of the agreement is the legal to distribute the fund from PFMA.
The SRP is the strategic program to increase the productivity and the production of the people’s palm oil plantations for being old (more than 25 years) and theirs having the low productivity (less than 10 tons per hectare). In every hectare, the planters (smallholders) would get about Rp 25 million. On the other hand, the SRP would be the control so that there would be no more new plantings where the areas are limited.
Since 2018, there have been 7.500 hectares of the people’s plantation, within about Rp 185 billion and involving more than 3.300 families of the planters getting the facilitate.
In this year the province targets that there would be about 14 thousand hectares more joining the SRP. Hopefully they could advantage it. (T2)