InfoSAWIT, TOKYO - In Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020, Indonesia would one contributor of food and drink supply. It was told by the Agriculture Attache, Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo, Sri Nuryanti.
“Indonesia represented by Indonesian Embassy did series of meeting that started on the early of 2019. We did meet Director of Sustainability Operation, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote and convince that every agriculture product of Indonesia has been sold in Japan,” Sri said, as in the official written statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
She thought that it is not easy thing to supply the food and drink in the Olympic. As the country which implements the highest food security standards in the world, we do know that Japan proposes the sustainable agriculture development issues to provide the food and drinks in the event.
“That is why the every promotion and argument we provided was just like the game in the Olympic itself to be the winner and get the intention from the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” she mentioned.
Having the materials from Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) Secretariat Commission, the Agriculture Attache prepared the documents to convince the Tokyo 2020 that palm oil from Indonesia is the product noticing and fulfilling the sustainability aspects.
“We prepared everything, starting from the copy of Regulation of Minister of Agriculture No. 11 / 2015 about ISPO Certification System in English; details of name, unit of certification, location, the companies, the areas the crude palm oil (CPO) production, the certification boards of 457 plantation companies having ISPO certificate; 25 documents of ISPO certificate samples that the companies got to the Tokyo 2020,” she said.
After the desk review, she explained that good news hit. The Tokyo 2020 started studying deeper about ISPO certificates.
“For the support and struggles, it comes to a good result. The Tokyo 2020 admitted ISPO certificate as one of 19 certificates that fulfill Sustainable Code of Source to provide the wood, paper, agriculture products, livestock, banana, soybean, fishery products, and palm oil to run Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020,” she told.
Though Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 has been officially postponed, which would be on 24 July – 9 August 2020, to be 23 July – 8 August 2021 because of Covid-19, Sri is optimist that the achievement would be the hope for Indonesia to continue the palm oil diplomacy struggle, not only in Japan but also in the world.
“When Japan could accept one product from Indonesia, some others would do the same because Japan implements the highest standards,” she said.
She thought that the admission from the Tokyo 2020 would be the blessing and spirit for Indonesia to get the confession from Japan on ISPO certificate before implementing Feed-in Tariff to the renewable fuel that would start on 1 April 2021.
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is the committee made by Japan Olympic Committee together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government since 24 January 2014 as the foundation to manage the public interests and as the only one organization to run the Olympic. The confession itself represents the public opinion. (T2)