Rokan Hulu Regency Hosts Socialization Event on Smallholders Replanting Program

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The Plantation and Livestock Agency of Rokan Hulu Regency (Rohul) conducted a socialization event on the Smallholders Replanting Program (SRP), sponsored by the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA), at Hotel Gelora on Thursday, June 6, 2024.. Photo by: Special

PALMOILMAGAZINE, ROHUL – The Plantation and Livestock Agency of Rokan Hulu Regency (Rohul) conducted a socialization event on the Smallholders Replanting Program (SRP), sponsored by the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA), at Hotel Gelora on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

During the event, the Regent of Rohul, represented by Assistant II, H. Ibnu Ulya, expressed the regency’s appreciation for the socialization effort. He emphasized the importance of SRP for local communities, highlighting the need for replanting in many aging palm oil plantations.

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“Rokan Hulu Regency has approximately 758,813 hectares of plantations, with palm oil plantations constituting 59 percent. These include government, private, and independent plantations, making them the largest in Riau Province,” Ibnu Ulya stated, as quoted by Palmoilmagazine.com from the Information and Communication Agency of Rohul Regency on Friday, June 7, 2024.

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He continued the plantations do not have the same numbers with the production. It might happen for some factors that the people/smallholders faced, such as, lack of capital, lack of technical knowledge in cultivation.

“PFMA is the need to get fund plan, budge, collection, distributing, responsibility, supervision in smallholders replanting program. PFMA would play its roles to develop human resources, infrastructure helps,” he said.

Meanwhile, Head of Plantation and Livestock Agency, CH. Agung Nugroho said that SRP by having fund helps from PFMA in ther regency has been running since 2017 until now. The technical recommendation from General Directorate of Plantation Ministry of Agriculture totally laid about 4,2 million hectares.

“In 2023, SRP would cover 1.000 hectares. Until now the candidates to get SRP that have been verified and validated online by our agency would lay about 326 hectares. They are from some groups,” Agung Nugroho said.

He also said that SRP target realization faced issues, such as, area legal, and the lack of interests of the people to get it. But his agency would do the best to realize te targets that related ministry targeted, such as, by socializing the program. (T2)

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