InfoSAWIT, BELITUNG – Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Legislators focused about non-plasma or independent smallholders’ fresh fruit bunch (FFB) which is cheap in the District of Belitung dan East Belitung if compared to independent smallholders’ in Bangka.
From the field data, non-plasma smallholders’ FFB in Belitung is about Rp 1.300 per kilogram and in East Belitung it is Rp 1.550 to Rp 1.625 per kilogram purchased by the companies (mills).
Chairman of Commission II Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Province, Agung Setiawan hoped, the mills should purchase independent smallholders’ FFB as standard as the regulation to escalate the smallholders’ welfare in the region.
“We hope the mills in Belitung and East Belitung could purchase independent smallholders’ FFB in normal price or as what has been decided with the plasma price in the same numbers,” he said, Sunday (18/9/2022), as quoted from Antara.
He told that after having meeting about FFB price in the two districts with the related instances and companies.
Agung also mentioned, this gets worse for some mills in the regions did not purchase the independent smallholders’ FFB for their storages are full.
He also encouraged that the smallholders in the regions should establish groups or get partnership with the mills to get development and get normal FFB price, as it is regulated. (T2)