DEVELOPMENT OF PALM OIL SECTOR AND FUTURE CHALLENGE IN RIAU PROVINCE, INDONESIA

Presented at the Palm Oil Seminar, Kyoto University, Japan, May 9, 2015

Palm oil commodity in Riau has been able to improve the welfare of rural ctizena and create a multiplier effect on the rural economy. Until the year 2013, land for palm oil agribusiness has reached 2,372,402 ha supported with 172 units of palm oil mills with  capacity of 7,800 tons per hour. Riau Province still needs 13 units of palm oil mills with  capacity of 60 tons per hour. Development of palm oil plantations results in land conversion, posing potential erosion in the western part of Riau. In anticipating  environmental damage, the Government of Indonesian imposes the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) policy. This policy aims to prove to the world, particularly the western countries, that Indonesian crude palm oil (CPO) products are environmentally friendly. The implementation of sustainable plantation development is conducted by involving three components, i.e.: universities, entrepreneurs (investors) and smallholders.

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STRATEGI PERCEPATAN PEMBANGUNAN DAERAH BERBASIS SUMBER DAYA LOKAL UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KESEJATERAAN RAKYAT

Kelapa sawit merupakatan tanman nyang mempunyai nilai ekonomi tinggi bagi masyarakat di pedesaan. Namus tidak semua daerah yang bisa melakukann usahatani tersebut, karena sangat ditentukan oleh kondisi alam dan tingkat kesuburan tanah. Khusus bagi masyarakat yang telah berusaha di bidang … Continue reading