Smallholders Confused, FFB Price in Jambi Still Less than Rp 1.000/kg

Smallholders Confused, FFB Price in Jambi Still Less than Rp 1.000/kg

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Palmoilmagazine, JAMBI – Prior Plantation Agency of Jambi Province claimed, the most expensive plasma smallholders’ fresh fruit bunch (FFB) in Jambi on 29 July – 4 August 2022, for the 10 - 20 year old - FFB is Rp 1.847,36/Kg.

In fact, it is not happening in the middlemen level or RAM.

Chairman of Sawitku Masa Depanku (SAMADE) Jambi Province, Suroso mentioned, FFB in Jambi is still less than Rp 1.000/kg and in the reality, it is about Rp 900/kg.

In the meantime, Dayat, an independent smallholder from Village of Tambun Arang, Sub district of Muara Tabir, District of Tebo said that he has no passion to nurse or harvest his plantation for the past three months because FFB is much worse, about Rp 600 - Rp 800/Kg.

“For the past three months, I do not harvest anymore. The harvest costs and others would be less if FFB is at Rp 800/kg,” he recently said to Palmoilmagazine.

Now he is confused to get additional income because the only source of his living is from few hectares of palm oil plantations.

“I have no more savings. The money to celebrate the independence - day for my children I could not afford. I do not know what to do and do not know when this will be over,” Dayat said. (T5)


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