InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Ministry of Agriculture through General Directorate of Plantation keeps trying to escalate palm oil plantation production and productivity, additional values, and quality, such as by having Perkebunan Expo (Bunex) 2023. There were interesting activities there, such as, focus group discussion (FGD) and talkshow.
In the first day of Bunex 2023, there was Bunex 2023 FGD. Director of Plantation Production Marketing and Cultivation General Directorate of Plantation, Prayudi Syamsuri said, according to the Regulation of Minister of Agriculture Number 03 / 2022 and Decision of General Director of Plantation Number 62 / 2023, there would be 9 (nine) kinds of infrastructure helps that planters could access, such as, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, post-harvest tools, production cultivation, path in plantations, access to public way and/or to ports, transportation, agricultural machine, establishing market infrastructures and technical verification (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO).
"The target to provide infrastructures in 2023 for extensification would be 2.000 hectares (ha), intensification 10.000 ha, making/improving path in plantation and water management 8.000 ha, agricultural machine 20 units, ISPO certificate 140 packages, post – harvest tools 40 packages, market infrastructure 5 packaged, result or harvest cultivation/processing 7 units, transportation equipment 25 units. That is why it needs acceleration by proposing what planters need in online system. It needs to wait until the institution(s) in charge would verify and publish technical recommendation,” he said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official facebook of Ministry of Agriculture, Sunday (10/9/2023).
Prayudi continued, escalating palm oil plantation production and productivity should advantage fund from Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) through smallholders replanting program (SRP) which the program has been running since 2017. SRP targets to old trees (more than 25 years), low productivity, and time to get SRP. Every year, SRP target should cover 180.000 ha in 21 provinces of palm oil plantation centers. (T2)