The Palm Scribe

Farmers find difficulties in meeting replanting fund requirements

Kompas, 14 February 2019

Oil palm farmers are finding it difficult to meet the replanting fund eligibility requirements. As a result, they had to delay replanting and continue to cultivate old oil palm trees.

Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDPKS) Director Herdrajat Natawijaya in Palembang on Wednesday (February 13) said the biggest hurdle was the farmers’ lack of land ownership certificate (SKT) and land registration certificate (SKT). Another problem is that farmers cannot afford to cover the remaining cost of replanting. The replanting costs more than Rp45 million per hectare. The BPDPKS offers each farmer Rp25 million per hectare.

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