These Institutions Develop Smallholders to Boost ISPO Certification

These Institutions Develop Smallholders to Boost ISPO Certification

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The slow progress to get Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification for the smallholders in Indonesia is a concern for some institutions, such as, Yayasan KEHATI, SPOS Indonesia, and Koompasia Enviro Institute. They are sorry for this situation.

What is interesting is that to solve the issue, the three would do the right thing – conduct ISPO certification training development in Hotel Santika Premiere Dyandra, Medan, West Sumatera Province.

"This would be in five day – training,” Director of Koompasia Enviro Institute, Henry Marpaung said in his opening speech of the training, Monday (13/6/2022).

Marpaung also mentioned, there would be 20 developer candidates in the training. They are from different provinces, both from North Sumatera, West Sulawesi, West Kalimantan, Bengkulu, and others.

“It is hoped the training would redeem the slow progress in ISPO certification for the planters,” Marpaung said.

He also mentioned, the training participants would be taken to the field to be getting participative training and directly meet with the smallholders in person who join cooperation or groups in some palm oil plantation centers in North Sumatera.

Ivan Bachtiar of Yayasan KEHATI also told that ISPO certification would be running massively and in quality.

“ISPO certification process should cover not only the smallholders’ cooperation or groups but also those who have authority and capability to accelerate ISPO certificate, both from the agencies and companies,” he said. (T5)