PFMA: Regional Governments Needs to Support SRP

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PFMA: Regional Governments Needs to Support SRP

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) noted, the plantations to run SRP potentially lay about 2,78 million hectares belonging to plasma and independent smallholders; the plantations from Perkebunan Inti Rakyat – Perkebunan (PIR – Bun) covers 0,14 million hectares and from PIR Trans/PIR Kredit Koperasi Primer untuk Anggota (KKPA) covers 0,37 million hectares.

“To get successful SRP, regional governments should support it starting from potential initiation, proposal, and the supervision of its implementation,” Director of Fund Raising, PFMA, Sunari said in webinar Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Sawit Berkelanjutan Vol. 10, with the theme “Mendukung Pemberdayaan Perkebunan Sawit Rakyat”, that InfoSAWIT conducted, Thursday (18/11/2021).

He also mentioned the massive smallholders replanting program (SRP) should be realized to help independent smallholders improve their plantations more sustainable, qualified, and would minimize new illegal planting risks (land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).

He also mentioned, SRP covers four aspects, the first is the legal meaning, independent smallholders taking part in the program should have legal areas. The second is the productivity meaning the standards to realize if joining SRP would cover the plantations that have fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production less than 10 tons per hectare per year. “Including the smallholders’ plantation with tree density less than 80 trees per hectare,” Sunari said

The third is the sustainability meaning SRP should follow sustainability principles which cover, land, conservation, environment, and institution. The four is Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate fulfillment by confirming sustainability principles. He continued, every participant in SRP should get ISPO certificate in the first harvest. (T2)