PFMA and Directorate of Plantations Collaborate on Palm Oil Cultivation Training

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The training organized by PT Daya Guna Lestari, is fully supported by the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency and the General Directorate of Plantations at the Ministry of Agriculture.. Photo by: Special

PALMOILMAGAZINE, PALU – Dozens of smallholders in Central Sulawesi Province are set to undergo palm oil cultivation technical training as part of a comprehensive human resource development initiative in the palm oil industry. The training, organized by PT Daya Guna Lestari, is fully supported by the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency and the General Directorate of Plantations at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Scheduled to take place in Palu, Central Sulawesi Province from May 20 to 24, 2024, the program will involve approximately 60 smallholders from the Morowali Regency, who will be divided into two phases.

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Lucki Bagus from the Fund Distribution Division of the PFMA mentioned that the institution has several programs aimed at supporting smallholders in the palm oil plantation sector, including human resource development, scholarships, and training initiatives. The training aims to empower smallholders to maximize their plantation productivity. “We are also designing counseling and development programs specifically tailored for smallholders,” he added.

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Head of Plantation Agency Regency of Morowali, Andi Irman said that the smallholders were enthusiastic to join the training and hoped that they would discuss with the speakers about cultivation technic that they faced. “We also appreciate PFMA for funding smallholders in the trainings,” he said, as in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine.com, Monday (20/5/2024).

Head of Plantation Protection and Production, Plantation and Livestock Agency Central Sulawesi Province, Simpra Tajang said the fund helps from PFMA in the training, smallholders replanting program and infrastructures, would be very good for the smallholders. The facts showed that it was difficult to get fertilizers. It needs palm oil – cow integrated program as the solution to get organic fertilizers for palm oil plantations. Besides, palm oil profit sharing would be prepared for social insurance for them.

Director of PT Daya Guna Lestari, M. Gema Aliza Putra said that the collaboration was very good among the company, PFMA, and General Directorate of Plantation. “The smallholders would get useful advantages,” Gema said.

By the training, it is hoped that the smallholders in the Regency of Morowali would escalate their plantation productivity, governance and would solve every technical issue in the cultivation. (T2)

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