Taman Raja, September 25, 2023 – Asian Agri, one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers, committed to its “Asian Agri 2030” (AA2030) vision to making a tangible impact in the country. Under the banner of its subsidiary, PT Dasa Anugrah Sejati Kebun Taman Raja (PT DAS KTR), the company distributed school essentials – including uniforms, notebooks, shoes, and bags – to students in elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as Package C recipients. This initiative unfolded across two villages, Lubuk Lawas and Tanjung Bojo, located in the Batang Asam District within West Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi.
“This CSR assistance aims to motivate students while providing them with the opportunity to realize their dreams,” stated General Manager of PT DAS KTR, Gatot Sibuea.
In addition to advancing educational pursuits, Asian Agri is also contributing to local economic empowerment, focusing on livestock farming, legume cultivation, and support for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
“This effort is in line with the AA2030 targets in North Sumatra, Riau, and Jambi. By fostering economic growth at the village level, we can establish village self-reliance as the foundation of national food security. This aligns with the government’s program to expedite poverty reduction by nurturing and developing the potential of villages,” added Gatot during the presentation of educational support and alternative economic packages at the Batang Asam Sub-district Office on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
The Head of Lubuk Lawas Village, Wiwin Ardiansyah, expressed profound gratitude to PT DAS KTR for their AA2030 assistance in 2023. Besides the educational support, the initiative included an alternative economic component. Wiwin also expressed his hope for comprehensive training programs, including livestock farming and more.
“We hope to receive proper training in livestock farming, such as duck and fish farming, and more. We will maintain a good relationship between the residents and the company,” Wiwin ardently stated.
Junaidi, the Sub-district Head of Batang Asam, expressed his gratitude for the assistance from PT DAS KTR. “I asked the Village Chief and the organizers, especially regarding alternative economic assistance, to ensure it is effectively implemented. If we inquire about it next year, there should be visible results and an increase in the numbers. Furthermore, this year’s recipients should be in groups, not distributed per family, for better monitoring. We express our gratitude to Asian Agri,” Junaidi said.
The event saw the presence of Rosdansyah, the Head of Tanjung Bojo Village, along with school principals and students from elementary, middle, and high schools. These young recipients of AA2030 support from the villages of Tanjung Bojo and Lubuk Lawas hold the promise of a brighter future for Jambi.
About Asian Agri :
Asian Agri is one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil producers. Founded in 1979, the company today manages 100,000 hectares of plantation land and employs over 20,000 people. A pioneer of the Indonesian government’s Trans-National Government Migration (PIR-Trans) program, Asian Agri currently works with 30,000 Scheme smallholders in Riau and Jambi who operate 60,000 hectares of oil palm plantations, and independent smallholders who manage more than 39,000 hectares.
Implementing a strict “no burn” policy since 1994 and best practices in sustainable plantation management, Asian Agri has helped its smallholder partners improve productivity, yield and supply chain traceability, while assisting them obtain certifications. The company’s mills are technologically advanced and energy self-sufficient, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.
All business units of Asian Agri has the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO). Currently, all Asian Agri’s plantations in North Sumatra, Riau & Jambi provinces and Scheme smallholder plantations in Riau & Jambi provinces have been 100% RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified. In addition, ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) has been achieved by all plantations owned by Asian Agri and the smallholders it supports.
The company’s operations (CPO mills and KCPs) are ISO 14001 certified, while its Learning Institute and nursery research center in Pelalawan, Riau province, Indonesia are both ISO 9001 certified. Asian Agri’s laboratory at the Center for Research and Development in Tebing Tinggi is accredited by the National Accreditation Committee under the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (ILAC MRA).
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