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Ministry of Cooperation SMB Would Immediately Establish Taskforce to Build Smallholders’ Mills



Ministry of Cooperation SMB Would Immediately Establish Taskforce to Build Smallholders’ Mills

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Forum Petani Sawit Berkelanjutan Indonesia (Fortasbi) and Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS) did dialogue with Minister of Cooperation Small and Medium Business (SMB), Teten Masduki in his office, Tuesday (24/5/2022) in Jakarta.

The two independent smallholders’ organizations focused to develop sustainable palm oil plantations in Indonesia and would deliver market chance to the globe by sustainable palm oil certification approach.

As in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, the meeting was the follow up from the meeting with President Joko Widodo in March 2022 to develop palm oil downstream sectors nationally by palm oil cooperation approach, as Rukaiyah Rafiq of Fortasbi said.

She thanked and appreciate the government because palm cooking oil issue which happened in the late days would be the moment to improve smallholders’ governance to develop the better business ecosystem,

General Secretary of SPKS, Mansuetus Darto said, Teten Masduki agreed to execute what the plans were and would immediately establish taskforce to develop smallholders’ mills and make the best business plans.

“Minister Teten Masduki planned to fund the building which the fund would derive from banks, LPDB (lembaga pengelolaan dana bergulir), Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency, or could be deriving from the smallholders ourselves,” he said. (T2)


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