RAP KSB of West Kalimantan Has been Published: The Basic to Cultivate 1,9 Million Hectares of Palm Oil Plantations

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RAP KSB of West Kalimantan Has been Published: The Basic to Cultivate 1,9 Million Hectares of Palm Oil Plantations

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - West Kalimantan Province where palm oil plantations laid about 1,9 million hectares (Plantation Statistic in Indonesia), tries to improve the governance, and implement Rencana Aksi Nasional Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan (RAN KSB).

In fact, West Kalimantan Province agreed to implement RAD KSB in 2018 according to Decision of West Kalimantan Governor Number 262/DISBUN/2018 that would be reviewed and Governor’s Regulation Number 61 / 2019 about Rencana Aksi Daerah Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan Provinsi Kalimantan Barat in 2019-2023.

According to the province, arranging RAD KSB should have Rencana Aksi Lintas Komponen which consists of, the first, developing basic data of the planters and plantation companies to support the better data and governance.

The second, escalating the realization/socialization for the planters and other stakeholders in province and district levels. The third, escalating coordination among government’s institutions that have something to do with palm oil industries.

The fourth, escalating law enforcement to violation in sustainable palm oil plantation cultivation.

Besides, West Kalimantan province also made Strategic Plans, such as, planters’ capacity development, environment, cultivation, governance supervision and conflict solution, conduct ISPO certification, and market access to palm oil products.

Head of Plantation and Livestock Agency West Kalimantan Province, Muhammad Munsif said, it hoped to fulfill the components in sustainable development goals (SDGs) mainly in the second goal which is, to vanish hunger, realize food security, good nutrition, and increase sustainable agriculture by RAD KSB.

He said, everything will be done by increasing plantation production and implementing palm oil development programs. The indicators can be seen from the percentage of palm oil production.

Munsif also mentioned, from social aspect, palm oil plantation industries can realize SDG-3 (health and welfare); SDG-4 (inclusive qualified education); SDG-5 (gender equality); SDG-6 (sanitation and clean water procurement); SDG-11 (inclusive, safe, and sustainable urban and rural development); and SDG-16 (peace and inclusive social fairness).

From environmental aspect, it is hoped that the industries could contribute to realize: SDG-13 (climate change solution and its impacts); SDG-14 (conservation and sustainable maritime resource advantages); and SDG-15 (sustainable cultivation to biodiversity, land ecosystem, and forest).

To realize the hoped, the regional government published Governor’s Regulation about RAP KSB, as the legal to implement in West Kalimantan Province. “The Governor’s Regulation Number 3 / 2022 about RAP KSB West Kalimantan was published in the early of April 2022,” Munsif said, as in the official written statement to InfoSAWIT. (T2)

Source: InfoSAWIT, April 2022