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FARMER INFO : THE SOLUTION TO THE FARMERS’ REPLANTING, PRODUCTIVITY AND INCOME23 March 2015 , 06:15 WIB | Read : 805 | By : Atep Yulianto Irawan
the development of the farmers’ plantation is now facing the low productivity and the finance in the replanting programme. fortunately, there has been a solution to run but it still waits for the government’S decision
Palm oil plantation development for the good price euphoria in last five years enlarges the independent farmers plantations. If in 1980s, there were about 6.175 hectares, in 2014, there were about 4,5 millions hectares..
But the larger independent farmers’ plantations still have problems for the bad cultivations, for example, the planting of fake seeds makes low productivity. This is a lost for them.
The farmers also have limited funds and the cultivations are not maximally done.
The other problem is that the trees are old for being planted in 1980s and the plants need to be replanted. But for the farmers do not have finance, the plantations could not be in replanting programme.
National palm oil industrial observer, Bayu Krisnamurthi said, the independent farmers’ plantations are very potential to increase the production but for the trees are old, the trees should be in replanting programme. But the finance is the problem to solve.
Bayu continued, there were unsuccessful cases in the replanting programme. The cases happened in palm oil, rubber, and coffee commodities. “But cocoa was successful enough in the replanting programme,” Bayu recently mentioned in Jakarta.
There should be solutions to do replanting programme in palm oil of more than 25 years old. One of the solutions is by taking the big private palm oil plantation companies. “There should be a cooperation with the industry(ies),” the Former of Vice Secretary of Trade mentioned.
The replanting programme will take three to four years so the farmers will lost some of their income for their plantations are not productive still. But the independent farmers having more than two hectare plantation will be easily doing replanting programme for some of the plantations will have the programme in phase. “But it is hard to do it if the independent farmers have two hectares only,” Bayu said.
There should be . . .