Musi Banyuasin, 16 October 2017 – Asian Agri, one of the leading private companies in Indonesia, signed an MoU with cooperative KUD Sawit Subur, bank BRI and government body BPDPKS (Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund Agency) for a smallholder oil palm replanting program at Musi Banyuasin, South Sumatera last Friday.
The program will see around 552 hectares of oil palm plantation being replanted, located in Kabupaten Pelalawan, Desa Kampung Baru, Kecamatan Ukui.
Plasma smallholders from KUD Sawit Subur (PIR-Trans national government mitigation), have been partners of Asian Agri since 1991. Asian Agri partners with 30,000 Plasma smallholders, providing technical training and other assistance to help them achieve the best harvest in an environmentally-sustainable manner.
Photo information: Sis Apik Wijayanto, Director of BRI; Bambang Haji Sutjipto, Head of KUD Sawit Subur; Bernard Alexander Riedo, Head of Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations; Darmin Nasution, Minister of Economy; Dono Boestami, President Director of Oil Palm BPDPKS; Ibu Irmi, Representative from Director General of Plantation.
About Asian Agri:
Asian Agri is one of the leading private companies in Indonesia producing crude palm oil (CPO) since 1979 and employs around 25,000 people today. Since 1987, Asian Agri has been a pioneer of the Indonesian government’s Trans-National Government Migration (PIR-Trans) program. Today, the company manages 100,000 Ha of land and partners 29,000 smallholder families in Riau and Jambi who operate 60,000 Ha of palm oil plantation.
Asian Agri’s success in becoming one of the leading CPO companies has been acknowledged internationally with the ISO 14001 certification for all of its operations. Its Learning Institute in Pelalawan, Riau, as well as its nursery research center in Kampar, Riau are ISO 9001 certified. In addition, Asian Agri’s R&D Center in Tebing Tinggi has also obtained certification by the International Plant-Analytical Exchange at the WEPAL lab at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, for its high standards.
More than 86% of both owned plantations in North Sumatra, Riau & Jambi provinces & scheme smallholder plantations in Riau & Jambi provinces have been RSPO certified.
All plantations have also been ISCC-certified (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification), including plantation owned by smallholders. Palm oil mills and plantation in Buatan, Ukui, Soga, Tungkul Ulu, and Muara Bulian have been ISPO (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil) certified.
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