Photo by : Rangga Bargara / Sawitfest 2021
Palmoilmagazine, JAKARTA – In the meeting of Indonesian Palm Oil Board (IPOB), it was recently agreed to substitute IPOB to be Dewan Sawit Indonesia (DSI).
In the meeting draft result that Palmoilmagazine got, the substitution of IPOB to be DSI is based on the decision of 2018 meeting in Medan, North Sumatera Provine. The plan is that DSI would fully support the strategies, secure every palm oil issue in Indonesia. “This is one best strategy that the planters in Indonesia did about palm oil sector since 1978 -2022,” the result of draft noted.
The substitution is that the people would not be bias with the term ‘subsidy’ as common people may imagine as ‘the mastery of government cash’. That is why the planters asked that, the first, let the market mechanism run both in Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) and subsidized bulk palm cooking oil.
The second, about FAME, the subsidy taken from palm oil derivative products should be given to PT Pertamina, not FAME producers; the third, about bulk palm cooking oil, which is the derivative product of palm oil, should be given to Enterprises, such as, Bulog, RNI, ID Food which are the distributors of bulk palm cooking oil but not to palm cooking oil producers.
“Encourage Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency to be active through mass media to tell that subsidy is not lucrative for palm oil producers. The people including those who said themselves as ‘observers’ do not have mis-perception in wider perspective,” the result of draft of IPOB mentioned. (T2)