InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Director of Plantation Product Marketing and Process, General Directorate of Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture, Prayudi Syamsuri said that the government has prepared 140 ISPO certificates but no institution register to get proposal.
“If (one institution) gets ISPO, the government would deliver red carpet by delivering infrastructure helps,” Prayudi said in Diskusi Nasional Sawit Berkelanjutan in Jakarta that InfoSAWIT attended by the late of July 2023.
He also said, the world needs sustainable palm oil certification and acknowledgement should be delivered by the people to give real description about palm oil plantation development in Indonesia. “That palm oil is developed not by damaging environment,” he emphasized.
That is why the smallholders should encourage ISPO policy. If they do not get or implement the policy, Prayudi thought, they only prioritize themselves, not the country.
He also admitted the biggest obstacle to implement ISPO policy is that the smallholders are difficult to get cultivation documents. Luckily, for some regions, such as, in District of Paser, cultivation documents were helped. “In the future, the regional governments should not ask the smallholders to get cultivation document registration but directly take them to get it,” he said.. (T2)