Still 30%, Plantation Agency Riau Would Boost the Companies and Smallholders to get ISPO Certificate

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Still 30%, Plantation Agency Riau Would Boost the Companies and Smallholders to get ISPO Certificate

InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – It needs to boost the process of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification though it is admitted, there are many issues to face, for instance, just like Riau Province Plantation Agency did.

Head of Plantation Agency Riau Province, Zulfadli said, of about 396 palm oil plantation companies in the province, only 121 companies or 30 percent got ISPO certificate.

From koperasi unit desa (KUD), there are about 110 KUD that potentially get ISPO certificate because they just implemented smallholders replanting program (SRP).

"To boost ISPO certification process, Riau Province did some, such as, by publishing circulars of governor to every regent and mayor about their obligation to get ISPO certificate for the companies and the planters,” he said, Wednesday (7/9/2022) as quoted from Bisnis. Not only that, Zulfadli continued, to boost ISPO process, the agency has the plan about Rencana Aksi Daerah Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan (RAD-KSB) which is regulated by Governor’s Regulation Number 9 / 2022.

Prior to InfoSAWIT, Riau Province would also publish Cultivation Documents for about 1.600 smallholders. He continued, the regional government would solve permit data about Stranas-PK or complication and integration of permit location and Plantation Business Permit in Riau Province.

“We would also map the smallholders’ plantation outside the forest regions, arrange RAD KSB in the districts/cities in Riau Province, the regional inspector team, and urge to implement SRP in 2022,” he said in the official document to InfoSAWIT.

He also mentioned the province would realize the plan to develop infrastructures in plantation sector, develop human resources of the officials and the smallholders in Riau Province. “We would solve agrarian conflicts, urge to multiply plantation companies and planters to get ISPO certificates,” Zulfadli said.

According to Riau Province Plantation Agency, palm oil plantations, based on the Decision of Minister of Agriculture Number 833/KPTS/SR.020/M/12/2019, laid about 16.381.959 hectares and Riau has the widest ones that laid about 3.387.206 hectares or 20,08 % of the total plantations in Indonesia. (T2)