Indonesia to be the biggest CSPO producer

Senin, 26 Maret 2012 | 09:32

Indonesia is predicted to be the biggest world\'s certificate on sustainability palm oil producer from RSPO, replacing Malaysia.Last year, Malaysia produced certificate on sustainability palm oil (CSPO) as much as 2.7 million tons.

Director of Rountable on Sustainability Palm Oil (RSPO) Indo¬ne¬sia Desi Kusumadewi said the certificate on sustainability palm oil (CSPO) of RSPO in Indonesia last year of 2.4 million tons lower than Malaysia’s.

The production of Indonesia’s certificate on sustainability palm oil (CSPO) was part of the total palm oil production of the country which reached 23.5 million tons in 2011.

“The production of RSPO certificate on sustainability palm oil (CSPO) can increase this year. Indonesia has a potency to be the global main producer of CSPO,” he said.

According to him, CSPO plantation in the end of 2011 was 1.13 million ha with a production of 6.8 million tons.

RSPO is non-profit international organization which the members are stakeholders in palm oil supply chain in April 2004 and it has 600 members across the world.

Liaison of RSPO for Indonesia Asril Darmawan said the production of Indonesia’s CSPO this year can reach 5 million tons or up 108% compared with last year of 2.4 million tons.

“In 2012, there is a registration for new member, thus global certified palm oil production may increase. Indonesia has a chance to be the biggest CSPO in the world,” said Former Minister of Agriculture in the period of 2000-2004 Bungaran Saragih.

He said in long-term palm oil stakeholder in Indonesia has to work hard to increase CSPO.

Since, 42% of palm oil plantation in Indonesia is still small grower.

Meanwhile, the certification process for people plantation is hard, compared with corporate plantation.

“But we have to be optimistic, since PT Mu¬¬sim Mas, Cargill, Asian Agri has successfully obtained certificate for small grower,” he said.

Bungaran as the advisor for RSPO at RSPO meeting on March 8, 2012 in Malaysia said 10% of the RSPO’s budget will be allocated to help small growers to obtain RSPO certificates. (T03/NOM)

By Sepudin Zuhri