InfoSAWIT, LABUHA – As part of Grant Riset Sawit that Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) funds, Masyarakat Perkelapasawitan Indonesia (MAKSI) did Focus Group Discussion (FGD) with the theme “Model Pembangunan Berkelanjutan pada Industri Kelapa Sawit di Maluku Utara” for about two days, on, 22 to 23 August 2022.
The researcher team of MAKSI that conducted the event was from academy from many universtities in Indonesia, such as, Universitas Khairun (Ternate), Universitas Andalas (Padang), and Universitas Muhamadiyah Sumatera Utara (Medan).
It was about to gather data and formulate sustainable development model in palm oil industries in North Maluku, use prospective analysis that consists of Mactor. The goal is about to identify the actors’ roles to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and multipol which the goal is to design the scenario of policy and strategic program in sustainable palm oil development.
As in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Tuesday (23/8/2022), the FGD was running at the hall of Hotel Skye, Labuha, District of South Halmahera and attended by managers in HR and GA, head of corporate social responsibility CSR and head in sustainability, the representatives of people around the companies, the figures of villages, head of Village of Gane Dalam, head of Village of Yamli, and head of Sub district of Gane Barat Selatan.
Some representatives of government’s institutions, such as, from Agriculture, and Food Security Agency; Investment and One Stop Service Agency; Environment Agency; Cooperation Agency; Micro, Small and Medium Business; Industry and Trade Agency, academy from Sekolah Tinggi Pertanian Labuha attended the event.
Based on the result of the FGD, 3 scenarios in Sustainable Development Model in palm oil industries in North Maluku that came to a conclusion were inclusivity, agribusiness partnership, and conservation in region – based. The three has something to do with 3 pillars of SDGs, they are, social, economy, and environment.
“I hope, palm oil plantation in North Maluku would deliver advantages not only from economy but also from social and environment. It should have long term benefits but do not sacrifice the future generation,” a representative in the FGD told. (T2)