InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Asosiasi Petani Kelapa Sawit Mandiri (APKSM) was founded and becomes the RSPO members since 2019. It has 265 members of smallholders in Pangkalan Lada, District of Kotawaringin Barat, Central Kalimantan Province. Chairman of APKSM, YB. Zainanto Hari Widodo said that the Covid-19 pandemic is not only abroad or over-seas, but also next to our surroundings.
APKSM allocated some of the RSPO certificate selling fund in the form of daily needs to the members and the peole in needed. As the realization to have good relationship with the Public Health in Pangkalan Lada for making UKK (Unit Keselamatan Kerja) program in every month, APKSM also gave thermo-gun to support the health service there.
The cooperation is the culture of Indonesia and the smallholders have it too many years ago. The independent smallholders are not the top group who has everything, or wealth to donate. But their golden heart could share within the limits.
Many programs, plans or others have been arranged. They should put those aside for a while and prioritized to do cooperation to help the other members, the neighbors who are hit by Covid-19 pandemic, help the village government where they live, help the medical officers as the front – liners in the pandemic.
“Calamitas virtutis occasio est - behind every disaster, there would be chance to do goodness. The independent smallholders do too. Behind their routine, they proved that the humanity could call for anyone who has golden heart and as wide as the ocean,” he said. (T2)
For more, please read InfoSAWIT, May 2020