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FGD Sawit Berkelanjutan #12: SRP Would Encourage Sustainable Palm Oil Practices



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FGD Sawit Berkelanjutan #12: SRP Would Encourage Sustainable Palm Oil Practices

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – It seems, smallholders replanting program (SRP) encourages not only the people’s increasing income, but also sustainable palm oil practices.

Head of Company/Corporate Division PFMA, Achmad Maulizal thought, the institution supports sustainable cultivation realization. That is why PFMA did distribute fund for other sectors, such as, in smallholders replanting program to escalate the smallholders’ plantation productivity.

Maulizal continued, the smallholders’ plantation productivity just reached 2 to 3 tons of crude palm oil (CPO)/hectare/year. Meanwhile big private plantation companies could produce 5 to 6 tons of CPO/hectare/year. There have been gaps, of course but by having SRP within superior seeds, the smallholders’ plantations would be in higher production.

“In addition, the people’s palm oil plantations laid about 41% of the total in Indonesia,” he said in Focus Group Discussion (FGD) SAWIT BERKELANJUTAN VOL 12, bertajuk “Mendorong Keterlibatan Masyarakat Perdesaan Hasilkan Minyak Sawit Berkelanjutan”, yang diadakan media InfoSAWIT yang didukung BPDPKS, Tuesday (31/1/2023) di Jakarta.

He also mentioned, SRP would be significant to solve productivity and escalate their economy. “PFMA offers fund to develop SRP by advantaging palm oil export citation,” he said.

In the principles, Maulizal told the smallholders are encouraged to join the program and should notice the legal aspects. For those who do not have the legal, they would get development help to immediately get legal rights on their areas and should join sustainable principles that cover area, conservation, environment, and institution.

It needs to confirm sustainable principles, participants of the program should get ISPO certificate in the first harvest. “The productivity standards in SRP should be 10 tons of FFB per hectare per year within plantation density < 80 trees/hectare,” Mauli said. (T2)

 

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