InfoSAWIT, SOUTH TAPANULI – Palm oil plantation company, PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Agri Siais (ANJAS), the subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk. (ANJ) distributed sustainable palm oil sale within premium price for the plasma smallholders in Sub district of Angkola Selatan, District of South Tapanuli through Koperasi Tani Binasari with the total Rp 126.522.013. It was symbolically handed over to the representative of Koperasi Tani Binasari in the Club House ANJA Siais, South Tapanuli on 14 November 2023.
This was also as the appreciation on the sustainable cultivation and practices through Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) scheme that the smallholders did managed by the cooperation with more than 80 members and about 157.50 hectares.
General Manager ANJAS, Moh. Amrol Siregar said that Koperasi Tani Binasari was the first cooperation that got sustainable palm oil premium. “We hope that every smallholder in cooperation with our business unit would implement RSPO principles and criteria to get the same one,” Siregar said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Thursday (16/11/2023).
Vice Director of ANJ, Geetha Govindan said that the existence of ANJAS since 2005 has contributed in developing social economy, empowered the people around. This is proven by establishing partnership with the local people through Koperasi Tani Binasari.
"On behalf of management of ANJ Group, I am grateful for the achievement and it has something to do with the people, related stakeholders, and regional government of South Tapanuli,” Geetha said.
The ceremony was witnessed by Head of Trade, Cooperation, Small Medium Business District of South Tapanuli, Novita Sari Wahyuni; Rahmat Shaleh the representative of Agriculture Agency District of South Tapanuli; Dody Kurniawan as Head of Sub district of Angkola Selatan; Martua Siregar as the Head of Village of Pardomuan, and coordinators of Koperasi Tani Binasari. (T2)