Palm oil Was Promoted in UN
InfoSAWIT, NEW YORK – Deputy Coordinator Ministry in Food and Agriculture, Musdalifah Mahmud said in the United Nation (UN) meeting, said, the citizen of Indonesia wants to get better like the citizen in the advanced countries. “Palm oil has proved to increase the welfare of our people,” she said.
She also mentioned, 42% of the total palm oil areas in Indonesia belong to the smallholders. Many of them have planted palm oil for more than a century. “And their income could be 7 times more than the avarage income who cultivate in agricultural sector,” she said.
Musdalifah also told that this sector hires 4 million workers and creates 1,3 million direct employees in 2020.
“About the sustainability, the government is now empowering and improving Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISP), continus to give new license, the fire protection scheme, and the peat ecosystem protection,” she said in the official statement that InfoSAWIT got.(T2)