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GPPI Encouraged Palm Oil Sectors and Maintain Sustainability

Special doc./GPPI conducted Etikap 2024 in Jakarta.
GPPI Encouraged Palm Oil Sectors and Maintain Sustainability

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Indonesian Plantation Company Association or Gabungan Perusahaan Perkebunan Indonesia (GPPI) reconducted the fifth Evaluasi Tahunan Ilmiah Kinerja Agribisnis dan Perkebunan (ETIKAP) in 2024. The regular event proposed the theme "Palm Oil Downstream and Sustainable Plantation Challenge” on Tuesday, 20 February 2024 in Jakarta.

Chairman of GPPI, Delima Hasri Azahari told that ETIKAP 2024 would be about to gather every stakeholder in plantation industries to evaluate agribusiness and plantation performance to face the challenges, such as, palm oil downstream sector and maintain sustainability in plantation industries in a whole.

“We would keep having ETIKAP and this year, it proposed the theme about palm oil downstream industries to escalate the additional values and competitiveness in the markets globally,” Delima said, as InfoAWIT quoted from the official page of Palm Oil Fund Plantation Management Agency (PFMA), Saturday (24/2/2024).

Meanwhile General Director of Palm Oil and Various Palm General Directorate of Plantation Ministry of Agriculture, Ardi Praptono said the priority in sustainable palm oil in the directorate.

“Establishing the directorate is about to get focus on palm oil as the main commodity in Directorate of Plantation. That is why there should be smallholders’ palm oil plantation governance reinforcement,” Ardi said.

Meanwhile General Director of Agro Industry Ministry of Industry, Putu Juli Ardika emphasized it is important to efficiently get production technology in palm oil downstream industries.

“We are encouraging production efficiently and inclusively. We do the best that the technology would be steamless in producing biomass that would be reused. Besides we do incentive for smallholders within restructured system.

In the same event, Director of Plan and Fund Operation who is also Director in duty of Partnership, PFMA, Kabul Wijayanto said the roles of PFMA to develop sustainable palm oil industries from upstream to downstream sectors.

“PFMA has many programs to develop upstream and downstream sectors. In upstream sector, we have smallholders replanting program, and human resource development; in downstream sector, we have biodiesel program, besides, we have research and development program to develop the two sectors,” Kabul said. (T2)