RAN KSB: The Same Ways to Develop Sustainable Palm Oil

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RAN KSB: The Same Ways to Develop Sustainable Palm Oil

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Three years ago, the government agreed to publish the regulation to realize and fulfill sustainable palm oil development commitment as the evidence that the government never ignores the environmental issues.

In addition, palm oil plantations have been taken into consideration as the factors of deforestation, environmental damages, and dragged into gender issues.

That is why the government published President’s Instruction Number 6 / 2019 about Rencana Aksi Nasional Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan (RAN-KSB) or National Action Plan Sustainable Palm Oil, 2019 - 2024.

The strategy would be implemented by having multi-side approaches that the government coordinates that involves planters and stakeholders, associaition, and civil organizations.

Actually, RAN KSB has five major works to develop sustainable palm oil plantations, they are, the first, reinforce data, coordination, and infrastructures.

The second, to increase capacity and capability of planters; the third, conduct environmental supervision and cultivation; the fourth implement plantation governance and conflict solution; and the fifth, support acceleration to Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and market access to palm oil products.

The five components are described into 28 programs, 92 activity, and hoped to get 118 outcomes. The execution should be handled by 14 ministries/institutions, governors, mayors/regents in 26 provinces where palm oil plantations develop.

But the most important thing in RAN KSB is it needs the active roles of other stakeholders, including the stakeholders, civil organizations. The sources of fund would derive from National Budget, Regional Budget, non-government foundations, palm oil plantation companies, and other legal sources. (T2)

For more, please read InfoSAWIT, April 2022