InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – In the past three months, the smallholders’ palm oil plantations were not good. It is not about to blame the government for series of policies it published.
Chairman of Asosiasi Petani Kelapa Sawit PIR-Trans (Aspekpir), Setiyono said, the same thing happened in 2008 but this time is different. FFB was Rp 4.000/kg but now it is about Rp 400/Kg.
“We knew, this happened in 2008 but this is more critical because it is assumed, some companies took advantage for this situation, namely palm cooking oil companies,” he said in the press conference of POPSI which InfoSAWIT facilitated on Wednesday (20/7/2022) in Jakarta.
He continued, about palm cooking oil, it could be helped by delivering bantuan langsung tunai (BLT) to the people in order to block the fraud. If a product or goods gets subsidy, it would be no more or disappear in the markets. (T2)