Smallholders Complained about the Limited Purchase in PT PHS

Smallholders Complained about the Limited Purchase in PT PHS

InfoSAWIT, SEKADAU – The member of Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS) District of Sekadau, Albertus Wawan said, it has been two months now that PT PHS (MPE Group) limits to purchase fresh fruit bunch (FFB) produced by the smallholders without any clear reason.

He thought, the groups (CV or agent) which do not make partnership (with the company) have no issue in the trading. “The smallholders complained because when we sold it to CV, it was cheap,” Albertus said through Whatsapp to InfoSAWIT, Wednesday (7/9/2022).

He continued this could mean a discrimination from the company to the smallholders. “The company is smart enough to get profits. If the company buys from smallholders’ groups, it limits which forced the groups to sell FFB to CV, agents, or middlemen. The company, of course, gets much profits but it breaks the regulations (governor’s regulation and regulation of minister of agriculture).

He calculated that the groups could only sell 5 units (30 tons) while the plasma smallholders could sell 30 units (180 tons) to PT.PHS. “While non-partnership partners are free to sell it,” Albertus said. (T2)

This article was published at ini telah tayang di Infosawit Kalimantan with the title © PT PHS Lakukan Pembatasan Pembelian TBS Sawit, Petani Minta Kejelasan