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Sawit Indonesia Ramah Anak (SIRA) for Papua Emas 2045



Doc. of InfoSAWIT/Chairman of Indonesian Palm Oil Association in Human Resource Development, Sumarjono Saragih (right) handed over a book about children friendly – palm oil guideline to the representa
Sawit Indonesia Ramah Anak (SIRA) for Papua Emas 2045

InfoSAWIT, PAPUA – Palm oil plantations deliver not only economic impacts but also significantly burden social mission. Social advantages from palm oil plantation existence are not counted on even though these could be the big potential to get multiple advantages by having the same movement.

As long as palm oil has been planted and developing in Indonesia that started from Sumatera Island, the good practices have taken social transformation in many villages. Such practices significantly contribute to make villages go forward and the potential could be implemented in Papua Province to go better.

Chairman of Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) in Human Resource Development, Sumarjono Saragih said palm oil plantation existence in the province could be relatively new ones and sadly, many reject it.

The rejection always ignores the positive sides that palm oil itself delivers. The reality showed that the original people of Papua need special attention, as it is reflected from many programs and specific autonomy from the government. “But the programs would not be enough if many parties do not support, including palm oil plantation sectors,” he recently said to InfoSAWIT.

Nevertheless, Saragih continued, apart from the controversy, palm oil existence (development) in many villages in Papua would significantly bring the positive. Palm oil would create new economic chances for the people both as the workers and plasma smallholders.

“Besides, palm oil would also contribute to better life system by having increasing education, health, and other social orders, namely for the children and the female,” he explained.

Children friendly – palm oil good practices would be one way to prepare 2045 gold – generations. For the next 20 years, it would need the same efforts and concrete things to prepare Papua Emas 2045. “That is why the roles of palm oil in the villages would be very significant. By publishing the right policy (ies) and good collaboration, palm oil would be the main economic motor,” Saragih who is also the Chairman and Founder Worker Initiatives for Sustainable Palm Oil (WISPO), said.

IPOA took the initiative to promote children friendly palm oil in Papua. Together with IPOA members in the province, IPOA took the governments, civil organizations, the religious figures to promote children protection.

The children should be protected, their rights should be respected and fulfilled by providing safe and comfortable care room. It needs to confirm they would get access to get education, available health facility. These good practices should be realized in every society to create the 2045 gold generations in Papua and Indonesia.

Through the seminar and workshop about Children Friendly Palm Oil Promotion with the big theme "Papua Emas 2045 Bersama Sawit" in Jayapura on 5 – 6 June 2024, IPOA encouraged that children protection that started from the plantation would get wider to the society. The initiative is known as Sawit Indonesia Ramah Anak (SIRA) for Papua Emas 2045.

Saragih also emphasized it would be significant to get collaboration. Through the holistic and sustainable approach, palm oil would be the key to realize Papua Emas 2045, making palm oil as the main motor in social and economic transformation in the province. (T2)


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