PalmOilMagazine, JAKARTA – To encourage smallholders’ replanting program (SRP), Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) did meet Coordinator Ministry in Economy in September 2020 to accelerate SRP program.
IPOA also did cooperation with smallholders’ association to facilitate the groups, unions to be in partnership with the members of IPOA, coordinate with surveyors Indonesia to be in partnership with the groups/union in each branch/province.
“We do put data and progress in SRP from our members in each branch, did make SRP taskforce,” General Secretary of IPOA, Eddy Martono, said in Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Sawit Berkelanjutan Vol. 7, within the theme “MENINGKATKAN PERANAN PETANI SAWIT RAKYAT MELALUI SUBSIDI REPLANTING DAN SUBSIDI SARANA PRASARANA”, Wednesday (28/4/2021) which PalmOilMagazine held.
Eddy also mentioned that the partnership with the smallholders would be in, the first, tissue development; the second, replanting contract; the third, avalist full commercial; and the fourth, cultivation operator.
But SRP would have issues, such as, the way to continue cooperation with the main (companies) because some plasma smallholders finished their cooperation. This would take time to re-run or continue the partnership.
“Many smallholders may guarantee their land certificates to others. This is issue for the banks. The unions or coordinators of unions are not conducive yet. Smallholders’ income when having replanting, the numbers or replanting, and the numbers of factories without plantations are the issues too,” he said. (T2)