To develop Sustainable Palm Oil, The Government Urged to Collaborate

To develop Sustainable Palm Oil, The Government Urged to Collaborate

PalmOilMagazine, JAKARTA – Palm oil industries are developed by approaches which prioritize the balance of social, economic, and environmental aspects. These are the same commitments of the government to realize sustainable development which is regulated in Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah Nasional (RPJMN) 2020-2024.

In RPJMN 2020-2024, sustainable development has been decided as one pillar of mainstreaming within the goal, giving fair and inclusive development access to every citizen, and guarantee the environment to increase the quality of life from one generation to the next.

“From the context, Indonesia has the strategic position to determine the leads of palm oil industries globally in the future. Indonesia has committed to present sustainable and fair industries, not only in the national but also in international levels,” Coordinator Minister in Economy, Airlangga Hartarto said when telling keynote speech in International Webinar: Sustainable Palm Oil Development in Indonesia in Jakarta, as in the official statement to PalmOilMagazine, Wednesday (7/4).

The latest policy published by President Joko Widodo to accelerate the sustainable palm oil development is President’s Regulation No. 44 / 2020 about Sustainable Palm Oil Plantation in Indonesia or known as Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO).

“The regulation obliges every company and planter in Indonesia to get ISPO certificate as to guarantee that the production practices have obeyed the sustainable principles,” he said.

In the previous, there was President’s Instruction No. 6 / 2019 about Rencana Aksi Nasional Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan (RAN KSB) 2019-2024. It was mandated to 14 ministries/institutions and 26 provinces producing palm oil in Indonesia.

“I believed that the cooperation and collaboration to develop sustainable palm oil inevitability. We could not work alone without no support from others, starting from the upstream to downstream sectors. Indonesia could not work without the international support,” he said.

That is why the Government of Indonesia keeps taking multi-side collaboration both from the domestic and the foreign to deepen about sustainable palm oil management and cultivation to assure that everyone could do the mandate of the regulation well.

One thing to do was in international webinar held by the Government of Indonesia in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the work frame of Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (SPOI). The goal of webinar held on 7 - 8 April 2021 was to reveal the achievement, the progress, and program done about sustainable palm oil to other international stakeholders. The webinar was about to make the good communication among the stakeholders both in local and global to encourage the collaboration potential between the buyers and the producers of palm oil. (T2)

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