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Commentary: Relying on smallholders for future palm oil growth

  • Riyadi Suparno
    Riyadi Suparno

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali | Mon, November 6, 2017 | 08:22 am
Commentary: Relying on smallholders for future palm oil growth Currently, smallholders’ productivity is the biggest problem in the industry. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

PREMIUM Three unrelated events happened in October and November; each points to the future of palm oil production from different perspectives, and each draws attention to the fate of smallholders. The first event was in Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatra, where President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo launched an oil palm replanting program for over 4,400 hectares of plantations belonging to smallholders....