Erick Thohir Responds to Riau Palm Oil Farmers’ Complaints Through the Makmur Program


Suara.com – Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir wants the Makmur program implemented by PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) to answer the complaints of oil palm farmers in Riau Province. Complaints referred to in terms of fertilizers, seeds, to capital.

This was stated directly by the Special Staff III of the Minister of SOEs, Arya Sinulingga during a working visit to Gunung Sahilan, Kampar Regency. At that time, Arya met with a farmer group in Makmur Sejahtera Village.

“So Mr. Erick (Minister of SOEs) is pushing for the Prosperous Program, which used to be called Agro Solution, it’s difficult to call it Agro Solution, that’s why Mr. Erick made it called the Prosperous Program, if Makmur has a clear name and purpose,” Arya said, Saturday (8/1). /2022).

There, Arya also had a dialogue with farmers who did not know about the program that was launched in August 2021. According to Arya, the program which means “Let’s Advance People’s Business” provides many benefits to farmers.

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Because, said Arya, the Makmur program is an ecosystem that connects farmers with all forms of agricultural needs. Starting from project leaders, insurance companies, financial institutions, agricultural technology, agro inputs, offtakers, and local governments.

“So my goal here is to wait for the gentlemen (farmers) to talk, I want to hear what their complaints are, how to make the Makmur program run,” said Arya.

According to Arya, some farmers’ problems have actually been answered in the Makmur program ecosystem. Starting from financing that is supported by financial institutions, fertilization, nurseries, to crop failure, there are also those who bear it.

“So, through the Makmur program, we provide convenience for farmers in cultivating. The result is an increase in productivity which leads to an increase in farmer profits,” said Arya.

The Makmur program has been implemented since April 2021 on an area of ​​1,937 hectares with palm oil as a commodity. This program involved 1,042 farmers. Furthermore, Pupuk Sriwidjaja also re-implemented the Makmur program in Makmur Sejahtera Village, Gunung Sahilan District, Kampar Regency, Riau.

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This time, the implementation is on an area of ​​730 hectares with palm oil commodities and involves 365 farmers. Where the offtakers from the two locations are CV Mecca Jaya Mandiri and PT Sinergi Sumber Tani.


Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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