PalmOilMagazine, JAKARTA – Chairman of Asosiasi Petani Kelapa Sawit Indonesia (Apkasindo) Perjuangan, Alfian Alrahman said, the implementation of Regulation of Minister of Finance (RMF) No. 191 / 2020 makes the smallholders lost about Rp. 600 per kilogram from fresh fruit bunch (FFB) selling. “It means, the biodiesel stakeholders get the subsidy from the smallholders. It needs to revise the regulation immediately for it is a loss for the smallholders and regions,” he said, as in the official statement to PalmOilMagazine, Friday (4/6/2021).
In order not to urge the smallholders to get debts from the banks to implement smallholders’ replanting program (SRP), he continued, it is better if the grant from Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) should not be Rp 30 million/hectare (ha), but Rp 60 million/ha. “The smallholders should not have credits from the banks to do SRP,” he said.
Knowing there are lots of issue to face, it is assumed that PFMA does not involve the representatives of smallholders in the institution which makes the policy is not right on target. “Export tax or citation makes the smallholders get loses,” he said.
Chairman of Board of Supervisors Perkumpulan Forum Kelapa Sawit Jaya Indonesia (POPSI), Gamal Nasir said, according to Presidential Regulation No. 44 / 2020, for the next four years, the smallholders are obliged to get Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate. That is why, the regional and central governments should be developing all out. It needs the supports of the Representative to tell this to central and regional governments.
Besides, it needs to revise Regulation No. 33 / 2004 about the financial balance because palm oil is not put in though the fishery and forestry sectors which have small exchanges have been put inside. If it could, palm oil should be put in to make huge impacts to the palm oil centers and the smallholders as well.
Every issue that the smallholders face has been told to Chairman of Indonesian Representative, LaNyalla Mahmud Mattalitti with Chairman of Committee III, Silvana Murni; Chairman of Committee IV, Sukiryanto; Bustami Zainudin (Legislators of Lampung); and Evi Apita Maya (Legislators of NTB), Thursday (3/6/2021) in the office of Indonesian Representatives in Jakarta.
Chairman of Indonesian Representatives, La Nyalla Mahmud Mattalitti said that his side visited 22 provinces of palm oil producers and did meet the governors. “We officially wrote the president and your presence here gave us spirit to meet the related sides,” he said.
Silvana Murni, the member of Indonesian Representative wondered why biodiesel program which is running until now does not involve Enterprises. The program should actually be the moment to involve PT. Perkebunan Nusantara as the plantation Enterprises.
Chairman of Committee IV, Indonesian Legislators, Sukiryanto said that the monitoring to PFMA would be held so that the institution could run based on the first ideas to support the smallholders. Indonesian Representatives and the governors would discuss more so that the financial balance would be fair between the central and regional governments where palm oil is produced. (T2)