Kemenkop UKM supports the people's palm oil rejuvenation program

Kemenkop UKM supports the people's palm oil rejuvenation program  Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (KemenkopUKM) supports the People's Palm Oil Rejuvenation Program (PSR) funded by the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS).  The Assistant Deputy for Cooperative Development and Reform at the KemenkopUKM Bagus Rachman in his statement in Jakarta, Monday, said the support included regulations on the development of cooperatives in the plantation sub-sector, as stated in PP Number 7 of 2021 in the fifth section on policies for developing cooperatives in certain sectors.  For this reason, the central and regional governments empower cooperatives that carry out certain business activities in the marine and fishery sector, trade, port water transportation, agriculture and forestry.  "So in this case the palm oil sub-sector is included in the agriculture section," he said in the Webinar & Live Streaming "Positive Impact of the PSR Program, Sarpras & HR Development" Series 2 organized by Plantation Media with the topic "Impacts of BPDPKS Funding for Oil Palm Smallholders."   He further stated that the benefits of corporatization, especially palm oil, are plantation and factory management, supply chain and price guarantees, market guarantees, strengthening of capital and competence, as well as farmer prosperity.  He said the problems that hindered the PSR were, among others, farmers did not have land legality or land certificates were being mortgaged, farmers had difficulty meeting technical requirements and verification, the location of the land with the palm oil mill (PKS) was quite far away, and farmers had not grouped together in one cooperative.  "Seeing these problems, corporatization of farmers is the way. Through corporatization of farmers, these problems can be solved together," he said.  Head of the South Sumatra Plantation Service, Agus Darwa, stated that PSR has been carried out in the province since 2018 until now the rekomtek is 48,800 hectares (ha) and the realization of planting is 30,000 ha. Oil palm plantations that are old and have low productivity are uprooted and replaced with new plants using superior seeds.   PSR is also accompanied by new innovations that provide income when the plant is immature, for example the development of oil palm sugar by utilizing sap from uprooted oil palm trunks.  In addition, when new plantings create an empty space in the oil palm plantation so that it can be used for intercropping with seasonal crops or vegetables that are in accordance with the technical culture of oil palm, such as not damaging the roots, thereby increasing farmers' income.  "In this way, the productivity of the people's oil palm plantations will increase. Farmers' incomes are also increasing so that in the end the welfare of farmers will increase," he said.  Therefore, he continued, some of the positive impacts that were felt were the economic recovery in the regions that carried out PSR. "The impact is very positive, so farmers are excited to improve their gardens again," he said.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (KemenkopUKM) supports the People's Palm Oil Rejuvenation Program (PSR) funded by the Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS).

The Assistant Deputy for Cooperative Development and Reform at the KemenkopUKM Bagus Rachman in his statement in Jakarta, Monday, said the support included regulations on the development of cooperatives in the plantation sub-sector, as stated in PP Number 7 of 2021 in the fifth section on policies for developing cooperatives in certain sectors.

For this reason, the central and regional governments empower cooperatives that carry out certain business activities in the marine and fishery sector, trade, port water transportation, agriculture and forestry.

"So in this case the palm oil sub-sector is included in the agriculture section," he said in the Webinar & Live Streaming "Positive Impact of the PSR Program, Sarpras & HR Development" Series 2 organized by Plantation Media with the topic "Impacts of BPDPKS Funding for Oil Palm Smallholders."


He further stated that the benefits of corporatization, especially palm oil, are plantation and factory management, supply chain and price guarantees, market guarantees, strengthening of capital and competence, as well as farmer prosperity.

He said the problems that hindered the PSR were, among others, farmers did not have land legality or land certificates were being mortgaged, farmers had difficulty meeting technical requirements and verification, the location of the land with the palm oil mill (PKS) was quite far away, and farmers had not grouped together in one cooperative.

"Seeing these problems, corporatization of farmers is the way. Through corporatization of farmers, these problems can be solved together," he said.

Head of the South Sumatra Plantation Service, Agus Darwa, stated that PSR has been carried out in the province since 2018 until now the rekomtek is 48,800 hectares (ha) and the realization of planting is 30,000 ha. Oil palm plantations that are old and have low productivity are uprooted and replaced with new plants using superior seeds.


PSR is also accompanied by new innovations that provide income when the plant is immature, for example the development of oil palm sugar by utilizing sap from uprooted oil palm trunks.

In addition, when new plantings create an empty space in the oil palm plantation so that it can be used for intercropping with seasonal crops or vegetables that are in accordance with the technical culture of oil palm, such as not damaging the roots, thereby increasing farmers' income.

"In this way, the productivity of the people's oil palm plantations will increase. Farmers' incomes are also increasing so that in the end the welfare of farmers will increase," he said.

Therefore, he continued, some of the positive impacts that were felt were the economic recovery in the regions that carried out PSR. "The impact is very positive, so farmers are excited to improve their gardens again," he said.
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