Giant Corporates Get Biodiesel Subsidy

Giant Corporates Get Biodiesel Subsidy

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Crude palm oil (CPO) which gets pressure from out fee and levy really burdens many smallholders. The most of fund that Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) manages, unfortunately, should be distributed to giant corporates that have biodiesel industries.

General Secretary of Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS), Mansuetus Darto told, what SPKS studied, fund distribution by PFMA to big palm oil plantation corporates, really drained smallholders’ income through the export levy.

“The Government of Indonesia prioritizes big corporates more than smallholders. It is hardly 90% of the fund in PFMA used to subsidize giant palm oil corporates,” he said.

From the study case by SPKS called ‘Raksasa Penerima Subsidi’, smallholders replanting program gets the least allocation from the fund in PFMA.

Forest Campaigner of Greenpeace, Arie Rompas told smallholders are still in misery. They have many bad lucks and he hoped the government would take partisanship and do support them.

“The people, specifically the smallholders could live better from their palm oil plantation harvests,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Tuesday (7/2/2023).

Researcher of Traction Energy, Febrian told data tracing described the government’s partisanship is lame.

“The fund in PFMA is mostly distributed to giant corporates,” he explained.

Meanwhile advocate Jansen told that his side would take this case to the court by complaining the case to Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU) in order that the government notices the case. “The fund in PFMA which was got from CPO could be bigger for smallholders,” he said. (T4)