InfoSAWIT, MARABAHAN – Thursday, 21 September 2023, South Kalimantan Province and Livestock and Plantation Agency District of Barito Kuala did a meeting to socialize cultivation documents for smallholders. It was the commitment of the government to welfare them in the region.
The meeting was attended by some important officials, such as, head of Plantation Livestock and Plantation Agency South Kalimantan Province, head of National Land Agency District of Barito Kuala, representatives from Indonesian Palm Oil Association South Kalimantan Province, representatives from Public Work and People’s Housing District of Barito Kuala.
District of Barito Kuala, in 2023 is lucky enough for getting 300 smallholders to have cultivation document program. The fund would derive from National Budget that General Directorate of Plantation Ministry of Agriculture manages. This reflects the strong and good synergy between the central and regional government to welfare smallholders.
As InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of South Kalimantan Province, the main goals of the meeting were to get statistic data, to identify what smallholders are facing, to formulate better policies in palm oil plantation regulation, qualify ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) certificate, and qualify the terms and conditions to get smallholders replanting program.
The important note is that major/regent is in charge to publish cultivation document. Cultivation document is not permit handed over to smallholders that cultivate less than 25 hectares but the more important thing is that its publication would be free of charge for smallholders. (T2)