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Andi Nur Alam Syah: PFMA Means Something for Planters

Special doc./General Director of Plantation said that PFMA always means something for planters.
Andi Nur Alam Syah: PFMA Means Something for Planters

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – General Director of Plantation Ministry of Agriculture, Andi Nur Alam Syah attended 9 day – reflection ceremony of Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA), Monday (10/6/2024) in Jakarta. In the event, he took every party to make the moment as the something special that would trigger the spirit and collaboration for the better future of palm oil plantations in Indonesia.

“Happy anniversary the 9th for PFMA. Hopefully, this institution would go forward and serve our planters better. The programs in PFMA should be running well and palm oil would be the future for this nation. The presence of PFMA always means something to our planters,” he said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of General Directorate of Plantations, Monday (18/6/2024).

In the same chance, Director of PFMA, Eddy Abdurrachman emphasized that it would be significant to escalate the performance, governance, and human resources in palm oil sectors. He thought, nowadays condition showed the increasing demands in this country on palm oil products, namely to fulfill biodiesel.

“PFMA has its functions to fund the smallholders’ plantations, namely in replanting program. Besides, we do collaborate with the government, including Ministry of Agriculture through General Directorate of Plantations, universities, and other related parties. We also deliver scholarship program and other trainings to be useful for planters (and their families) to manage their plantation better and fulfill biodiesel needs,” Eddy said.

He continued palm oil downstream program should be kept being developed and escalated. “It is not only about crude palm oil (CPO) to get exports but its other derivative products,” he said.

Evita Legowo, Chairman of Supervisory Board of PFMA also said that biodiesel would be significant to minimize diesel imports and would deliver solution for cleaner fuel. “It would need the same synergy both from the governments, planters, industries, and the private sectors. We have to do it together. According to our functions and duties, we would help to supervise the management and the organization to implement every program in PFMA and it would smooth our work to deliver advantages for everyone that deals with palm oil sectors and this nation,” she said. (T2)