The Smallholders in Siak Should Implement the Sustainable Practice
InfoSAWIT, SIAK -Palm oil sector is good to be developed by the villgers for it is proven to give advantage. It is also proven that palm oil areas dominate in Riau, particularly in District of Siak.
Assistant in duty in Governance and the People’s Welfare, Regional Secretariat of District of Siak, Budhi Yuwono said so in the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) about the analysis of institution and regulation draft to develop independent palm oil plantation in the district recently.
“But the facts showed, there are some smallholders planting fake seeds and this makes unmaximal production. They have legal issues too about the ownershi and others,” he said, as quoted from GoRiau.com.
He thought, to accelerate the sustainable palm oil area implementation in Siak, the representatives of palm oil plantation unions, the associations, PT Permodalan Siak, and some other associations joining the FGD should discuss with LPPM Unri to get solution in palm oil sector.
“Until now, there are many groups, depend on palm oil sector. It means, palm oil is something important if it has additional value. The government should play its role. That is why, this forum is made to discuss the issues, and Siak could implement sustainable palm oil cultivation,” he said. (T3)