InfoSAWIT, KETAPANG – To get the answer of opportunity and challenge about incentive support to implement Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard, Yayasan FORTASBI Indonesia in cooperation with Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit (SPKS), Yayasan KEHATI (Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia), and SPOS Indonesia did workshop with the theme “Mendorong Insentif ISPO melalui Kolaborasi Program Pemerintah Ssbagai Dorongan Percepatan Implementasi ISPO Menjelang 2025”, in Jakarta, Wednesday (25/5/2022).
This would be the good moment to know if the incentive could be delivered to smallholders that implement principles of sustainability.
Principal of Sekolah Petani FORTASBI, Rukaiyah Rafik thought, there should be collaboration among many sides to promote the standards heading to the mandatory in 2025. “This is the good meeting for independent smallholders in Indonesia and ISPO implementation. We would conduct offline discussion. This would be good in the future. Our idea is about to promote our national standards. ISPO certification is mandatory in 2025 and there should be collaboration among many sides to promote the standards,” she said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT recently.
There would be some opportunities for independent smallholders that get ISPO certificate to get, such as, regular fund access from Lembaga Pengelola Dana Bergulir from Ministry of Cooperation, Small Medium Business, from Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency, and infrastructures.
It is admitted that until now some ministries and institutions have their supports and programs for the independent smallholders to get ISPO certificate but there are some problems too, such as, the difficult access to get the fund and the challenges in fulfilling the conditions. “The biggest problem in ISPO certification are ISPO is mandatory and the world knows that the Government of Indonesia obliges it to every planter in 2025 but the execution is too slow. The companies get dizzy, namely the smallholders because the conditions are difficult to provide,” researcher of INRISE, Panca Pramudya said.
Doris Monica of General Directorate of Plantation Ministry of Agriculture said, one thing to notice is that the smallholders’ groups should be solid to develop their groups. “The most important thing is that the preparedness of the group. The internal (group) should be solid to develop theirs well. The government has had National Action Plans Sustainable Palm Oil, Regional Action Plans in province and districts. It means, every province is obliged to arrange the programs which support sustainability, such as, Cultivation Documents, ISPO, Surat Pernyataan Pengelolaan Lingkungan (SPPL), and others,” she said. (T2)