Musim Mas Inform ‘Training for Smallholders’

Musim Mas Inform ‘Training for Smallholders’

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – To support sustainable palm oil plantation practice up to the landscape, one integrated palm oil company in Indonesia, Musim Mas launched a ‘Training for Smallholders’ program to protect the environment and the way to escalate their economy, namely for the independent smallholders, and to reach out more independent smallholders in Indonesia,

Director of Sustainability Musim Mas, Olivier Tichit said, basically the program is abt to encourage independent smallholders to develop more to be businessmen smallholders to be more productive.

Delivering training about good and skillful agricultural practices is one way to enable them to escalate the numbers and quality of their harvest. Olivier thought, Musim Mas is in cooperation with thousands of independent smallholders who have no bond or contract or obligation to sell their plantation production to certain mils. They are really independent.

“We really support the independent smallholders in many regions to adopt sustainable palm oil practices so that they would get Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate,” he said in a webinar that InfoSAWIT joined, Wednesday (21/9/2022).

Olivier also mentioned, one real achievement is that the independent smallholders that got RSPO certificate as sustainable smallholders would get more income. “Today you would listen how the sustainable certificate could deliver big changes for the four associations that got Rp 11 billion from their sustainable palm oil selling from the international buyers through PalmTrace RSPO platform,” Olivier mentioned. (T2)