The Palm Scribe

EU delegation inspects oil palm plantations

Kompas, 18 April 2018
Social, economy, and environment sectors are the main concerns of the European Union (EU) delegation while inspecting sustainable oil palm plantations in Jambi. They repeatedly asked about the welfare of farmers, deforestation, and biodiversity. On Tuesday (April 17), the EU delegation visited the plantations of Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) VI in Batanghari, Jambi. During the visit, the delegation was introduced to the pilot projects and programs run by the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 990. The pilot project included the conversion of land function through polyculture method. Sweden Ambassador for Indonesia Johanna Brismar-Skoog asked about the benefits received by the farmers from the implementation of polyculture method in oil palm plantations. She suggested Indonesia to immediately implement the method in both large plantations and people’s plantations.

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