InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Wilmar held roadshow Farmers Day that involved 3.600 independent smallholders in Riau, Jambi, and North Sumatera. The annual agenda that has been running since 2017 delivered best cultivation technic development, particularly about fertilization and its recommendation to maximize plantation productivity.
Since it was running in January to the late of March 2022, Wilmar did Farmers Day in phase with independent smallholders from eleven institutions. Their total palm oil plantations covered 9,260 hectares (ha).
Manager Sustainability Smallholders Development of Wilmar, Yudi Triadi mentioned, the end mission of the integrated partnership program for sustainable independent smallholders is about to improve, increase their income, company’s income through the partnership network which delivering profits for years to go.
“The partnership program should help and increase their capacity and capability to manage and cultivate their palm oil plantations based on sustainable principles,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
The independent smallholders’ unions involved are Tinera Jaya, Sekato Jaya Lestari, and Tuah Abadi Makmur in Siak, Riau Province that were done in the midst of January to the early of February 2022. Farmer’s Day continued in the midst of March with Koperasi Perkasa Nalo Tantan and Gabungan Kelompok Tani (Gapoktan) Tanjung Sehati in Merangin, Jambi Province. The same thing happened with Koperasi Anugerah, Marga Bhakti and Panca Jaya in Rokan Hilir, Riau Province by the late of March. The closing agenda took place in KUD Sinar Tani and Koperasi Petani Kelapa Sawit (KPSK) Kesepakatan in Asahan, North Sumatera Province.
According to the company, Wilmar developed 1.282 independent smallholders who joined in five institutions in Riau, North Sumatera, and Jambi to get Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) process and certificate. (T2)