Palm Oil: Narrow Areas and Poverty Alleviation

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Palm Oil: Narrow Areas and Poverty Alleviation

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – In a webinar that Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) conducted, it was revealed that palm oil could be the way of government to realize poverty alleviation in remote areas.

Djono A. Burhan, the second generation of smallholders’ family told that off 16,38 million hectares palm oil canopy in Indonesia, 6,72 million hectares are cultivated by smallholders which could be about 2,6 million men.

"The industries have something to do with poverty alleviation in many villages where palm oil grows, the agro-economy does too,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Saturday (18/12/2021).

He also mentioned that palm oil plantation develops agriculture, education, provides employment, develop new economic centers in villages and fulfills daily needs in the city in economic price.

Vice Director of PT Nusantara Sawit Sejahtera, Kurniadi Patriawa said, fat and vegetable oil consumption in 2000-2022 could be increasing to be 6 million tons in every year.

“Knowing this, fat and vegetable oil demands in the globe will be increasing in every year. Palm oil mainstay could be in higher productivity to get from narrow areas,” Kurniadi said.

In the event, Deputy Executive Director of CPOPC, Dupito D. Simamora showed the latest book of CPOPC ‘Oil Palm Farmer: Our Stories, Our Lives, Our Future’. It consists of stories of winners at Lomba Menulis Cerita Pendek Kisah Kehidupan Petani Sawit from 15 producing and cultivating countries. In the same moment. Raka Raynata, a millennial winner from a smallholder family in Aceh told her journeys and experiences which she wrote in article. (T2)