Kompas, 19 September 2018
Oil palm farmers must obtain sustainability certificate to change the paradigm in managing oil palm plantations. Besides increasing the plantations’ production and quality, the certificate urges farmers to have environmental awareness and apply sustainable practices, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Indonesia Director Tiur Rumondang said on the sidelines of RSPO certificate handover to Tenera farmer group in Hampalit village, Katingan, Central Kalimantan on Tuesday (September 18). She said that the most difficult challenge is to replace the old farming methods with the new ones. Farmers must understand first that farming is not only for today but also for the future.
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