Seruyan District Working Group
1. First meeting – 11 March 2016
- Achieving 2016 target, i.e. mapping all oil palm smallholder farmers in Seruyan Districts and empowering smallholders in three pilot villages to achieve ISPO/RSPO certification.
- Large Commercial Plantations (PBS) and Palm Oil Mills (PKS) in Seruyan District to support the mapping program and smallholder empowerment. PBS and PKS will coordinate with the Forestry and Plantation Agency of Seruyan District along with INOBU for implementing smallholder mapping.
- INOBU to help the Forestry and Plantation Agency of Seruyan District in following up the assessment of high conservation value and high carbon value areas in the district, including preparing the Terms of Reference (TOR).
2. Second meeting – 6 October 2016
- Mapping activities should involve direct land owners and land boundary witnesses as well as village government representatives in order to avoid conflicts regarding land boundaries.
- There is urgent need to educate the public on the difference between certificates and certification through socialization of mapping.
- The Committee has been established to solve land dispute problems, particularly for land communities located within the concessions.
- The District Government will encourage the provision of Registration Letter of Cultivation to farmers who are already mapped and located outside forest areas. In parallel to this, the government has been preparing a decree at the district level regarding Letter of Cultivation registration for farmers.
- To empower farmers, there is need to explore the development of the Agricultural Facility in cooperation with stakeholders; which consists of representatives of district governments, palm oil companies, farmer organizations and INOBU. The Facility will help empower farmers in the field, such as organizational development, training, supply of fertilizers and seeds, etc.