26 Oct 2020
Good farming techniques or Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are one of the factors that oil palm planters need to pay attention to because it will be one of the determinants for increasing the productivity of oil palm planters. The government, through Regulation of the Minister of Agriculture Number 131 of 2013 concerning Guidelines for Good Oil Palm Cultivation, has explained in detail the cultivation activities covering aspects of land conditions, plant materials, seedlings, land preparation, planting and plant maintenance, harvesting, supervision and assessment. garden.
The COVID-19 pandemic that is currently hitting Indonesia and the rest of the world has not discouraged oil palm planters in Parenggean, Kotawaringin Timur, Central Kalimantan from learning about good farming techniques. With the enthusiasm to participate in increasing productivity and also implementing sustainable oil palm plantation practices, farmers in Parenggean attended a training held by SPOS Indonesia with the Javlec Foundation as a partner on 22 – 24 August 2020. This Good Practices of Cultivation Techniques is also wrong. one aspect of compliance with palm oil certification schemes such as the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) which will be compulsory for smallholders starting in 2025 as well as market-based voluntary certification schemes such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
By understanding good farming techniques, it is hoped that smallholders will be ready to meet ISPO standards and contribute to the development of Indonesia’s sustainable palm oil. SPOS Indonesia and partners will provide assistance to smallholders in a number of locations and support the implementation of sustainable oil palm plantations at the site level.