RAN KSB Could be The Line of Palm Oil FFB Governance

RAN KSB Could be The Line of Palm Oil FFB Governance

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Director of Plantation Product Marketing and Process, General Directorate of Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture, Dedi Junaedi said that his side got much information that smallholders’ fresh fruit bunch (FFB) price got cheaper in many regions in Indonesia.

He also knew that some mills finally shut down and do not operate for some time. The reports were told not only day per day, but also hour per hour.

He told that when delivering speech at a webinar with the theme "Pembelajaran Penyusunan dan Pelaksanaan RAD KSB untuk Percepatan Pelaksanaan RAN KSB dan ISPO Bagi Para Pekebun" that SPOI of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Secretariat Team of Rencana Aksi Nasional Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan (RAN KSB) Ministry of Agriculture conducted, Friday, (10/6/2022), which InfoSAWIT joined.

Dedi believed, what is happening in palm oil industries still has the solution in RAN KSB. He continued, what palm oil industries faced is also discussed in business matching which runs in Denpasar, Bali Province. This could be the precious lesson for Indonesia, namely the planters that got losses because of the cheap FFB.

He also hoped, RAN KSB could be the right media to know the numbers of planters, what to do to escalate their capacity and capability, and cooperate with some mills. “In the future, we would keep improving every sector, both in the upstream and downstream. If there is a problem, it would be immediately solved and would not make more losses,” Dedi said.

He also knew that many independent smallholders complained about the mills which have no plantations but do discrimination of FFB purchase that independent smallholders produced. He said, more than 1.200 mill have no plantations in Indonesia. He emphasized, the mills without plantations are not allowed to do discrimination of FFB price.

For information, dissemination webinar was joined by many plantation agencies or the agencies dealing with plantation; the activists that develop smallholders; the smallholders; regional development plan agencies in many regions, ministry of agriculture; and others. (T5)