InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - In the early of 2020, they successfully promote the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification credit within the numbers up to US$ 1,123 million.
26 independent smallholder groups within about 5.886 men and 13.226 hectares (ha) of certified areas got the fund.
The numbers are not too much compared to the numbers of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) they produce reaching 259.259 tons/year. If it is calculated, the incentive could be about US$ 4,3/ton.
But the fund could improve the institution, increase the quality of the environment and the income of the members.
One independent smallholder group in Jambi used the incentive to protect the river where it is in high conservation values. Since 2016, the river has been in protection for about 2 kilometers. It increases the quality of the female around the village because the female and the children always use the river to take a bath and clean.
“Since we made Lubuk Larangan in Pengabuan River, the fishes which vanished now swim again, such as, semah, baung, and udang gala. No one uses toxic in the river and the villages in the downstream get the protection from the river in the upstream,” Zaudi, the Head of Village of Sei Rotan said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
For more, please read InfoSAWIT, March 2020