Smallholders from 7 Districts Would Get ISPO Training

Smallholders from 7 Districts Would Get ISPO Training

InfoSAWIT, MEDAN - Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification would be the obligation for the smallholders and stakeholders in the few years to go. Unfortunately, it does not run well as it is hoped for. It needs to get ISPO training for the smallholders to deliver more knowledge about ISPO certification scheme.

Director of Strengthening Palm Oil Sustainability Indonesia (SPOSI) Program of Yayasan KEHATI, Irfan Bachtiar mentioned, the goals of the training are about to improve palm oil plantation governance nationally and strengthen smallholders’ capacity.

He thought, SPOSI prepared some instruments and tools to be used by many sides, such as, to get data map of independent smallholders to propose and get cultivation documents in seven districts.

The districts are, Tebo (Jambi), Sekadau and Kotawaringin Timur (Central Kalimantan), Paser and Berau (East Kalimantan), Pasangkayu and Mamuju Tengah (West Sulawesi).

"We are now arranging data module of map to be used massively in every district/city in palm oil plantation regions,” Irfan said.

Meanwhile Director of Plantation Product Marketing and Process, General Directorate of Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture, Dedi Junaedi said, the training is good because ISPO itself would help to get clear data about fresh fruit bunch (FFB) supply chain that the smallholders produced to convince the buyers.

“If I am not mistaken, ISPO certificate just reached not more than 50%,” he said when delivering his speech in ISPO certification training for the smallholders at Hotel Santika Dyandra Medan, Monday (13/6/2022) that InfoSAWIT joined.

The training is conducted by SPOSI (Strengthening Palm Oil Sustainability Indonesia), a program of Yayasan KEHATI, and Koompasia Enviro Institute.

He hoped, the officials from plantation agency would be active to develop ISPO certification process for the smallholders. Irfan who is the Chief of Secretariat of National Action Plan Sustainable Palm Oil or Rencana Aksi Nasional Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan (RAN KSB) did appreciate the diversity of the participants from many regions, such as, from West Sulwesi, East, West, and Central Kalimantan, Jambi, and North Sumatera; and the developers or counselors from plantation agencies from many regions.

“ISPO certification development training for smallholders that PT.Koompasia Enviro Institute conducts within the support of SPOSI of Yayasan KEHATI would be the important legacy to support ISPO certification acceleration for the planters,” Dedi Junaedi said.  (T5)