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Sustainable Palm Oil Practices: Sekadau About to RAD-KSB

Sustainable Palm Oil Practices: Sekadau About to RAD-KSB

InfoSAWIT, SEKADAU – District of Sekadau through Fishery, Livestock and Food Security Agency (FLFSA) did stakeholder meeting to encourage and support Rencana Aksi Daerah Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan (RAD-KSB) at a hotel Monday (20/12) 2021.

Head of FLFSA District of Sekadau, Sande said, the meeting was in cooperation with District of Sekadau, Yayasan KEHATI and SIAR through Sustainable Palm Oll Support in Indonesia (SPOS Indonesia) program.

Plantation commodities, namely palm oil is the economic helper in the District of Sekadau. In Covid-19 pandemic, the relative expensive price stabilizes smallholders’ economy.

It means that palm oil plantations are significant in Sekadau and need to be sustainably cultivated.

“This is the same with the regional vision and mission in infrastructure, plantation, agriculture, and livestock to welfare the people,” Sande said.

As the commitment to sustainable palm oil, District of Sekadau is arranging RAD KSB with full support from Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS).

Sande though, SIAR facilitated the meeting to get every stakeholder to propose what they think in RAD District of Sekadau.

Head of Plantation FLFSA, Ifan Nurpatria said, independent smallholders’ plantation in the district laid about 28 thousand hectares according to statistic.

The common issues relating to independent smallholders are the low productivity, their readiness to Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) mandatory program in 2024 according to Regulation of Minister of Agriculture No. 38 / 2000.

“Independent Smallholders should complete five factors in ISPO mandatory, the first is, to obey regulations; the second is to implement good agricultural practices; the third is to care about environmental issues; the fourth is to conduct transparency; and the fifth is to implement sustainability,” Nurpatria said.

In West Kalimantan, he continued, according to Regulation of Governor of West Kalimantan No. 63 / 2018, every company can buy fresh fruit bunch through groups or unions. “Heading to the goal, some villages in Kapuas river are taking data and mapping that SIAR and SPKS manage,” Irfan said. (T3)

*By: Sudarno from District of Sekadau, West Kalimantan.