Initially, Topaz palm seeds produced by Asian Agri were planted on the plantation land owned by the Penyabungan village, Merlung District, Tanjung Jabung Barat District. Penyabungan Village is now an Asian Agri partner for the Independent Palm Village Program. The ceremony of planting Topaz palm seeds has been carried out since October 29, 2019, in the Land of Kas Desa (TKD) of Penyabungan Village.
According to Head of CSR, Welly Pardede, the Desa Sawit Mandiri Program is a new breakthrough for the company to contribute to the Jambi region as well as for being a pilot project that will be applied to other villages around Asian Agri. “With the presence of the Independent Oil Palm Village Program (Desa Sawit Mandiri), we expect to be able to boost palm oil production in TM1 to reach 20 tons / ha / year. In these subsequent years, it can definitely increase again”, he said.
On the same occasion, GM PT Dasa Anugerah Sejati, Jambi, Alison Marbun said, Penyabungan Village has extraordinary features. One of them is the fertile soil in Penyabungan Village will encourage the development of better Topaz seeds.