Vegetable vendor, Jakarta, Jan 2018. Tempo in Wikimedia Commons


The Jakarta Post-Dec 28

Two separate seminars on plantations in Jakarta recently chose smallholder development as one of the main topics of discussions, notably the implementation of the 2014 Plantation Law that requires plantation companies to help develop smallholders through commercially viable partnerships. But the seminars, led by former senior officials of the Plantation Directorate General, oil palm smallholder associations and plantation companies, found that almost five years after the enactment of the law, the rules requiring plantation companies to develop smallholders have hardly been implemented because of the absence of implementation regulations and overlapping as well as conflicting rules of other ministries.

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First published in: The Jakarta Post