Palmoilmagazine, NAGAN RAYA – The price gap of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) produced by independent and plasma smallholders always becomes the continuous topic to discuss. This happens also for the independent smallholders in Nagan Raya.
A smallholder in District of Nagan Raya, Teuku Muktar said, FFB in the mills is very cheap compared to other districts, even outside of Aceh Province, such as, Sumatera which is more than Rp 2.500/kg.
He hoped, what the government decided should really run (in the province) so that the independent smallholders can get the normal price. Tueku also thought many independent smallholders are oppressed both by the export ban impact and kinds of taxes that have something to do with the cheap FFB.
“Domestic market obligation (DMO) and domestic price obligation (DPO) should be revoked,” he said to Palmoilmagazine, Friday (19/8/2022).
Muktar also mentioned, Out Fee and Levy are enough if they are in normal numbers but nothing anymore so that the independent smallholders would not burden much heavier.
“We hope the government could immediately respond that FFB could be more expensive and the smallholders would be able to respond the increasing daily needs,” Muchtar said. (T2)