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Jokowi Says Palm Oil Industry Helps Farmers Out of Poverty

By 19 August 2021No Comments

President Joko Widodo reading out a speech during 2021 Annual Session of People’s Consultative Assembly of Republic of Indonesia (MPR RI) at Nusantara Building, Senayan, Jakarta, Monday (16/8/2021). Jokowi admitted that the Baduy traditional clothing was specifically prepared by Jaro Saija, the traditional elder of Baduy community and Head of Kanekes Village. ( Yuniar), Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that the palm oil industry has provided benefits for the lives of Indonesian people. The results of the national palm oil production have been used for various healthy food products, new and renewable energy, and daily products.

“Palm oil has provided many benefits for the lives of Indonesian people as healthy food products, new and renewable energy, as well as various products for our daily needs,” President Joko Widodo said in the recording video of the signing event of the Research and Development Agreement between BPDPKS and the Research and Development Institute, Jakarta, Thursday (19/8).

The head of state conveyed that the palm oil industry had become a driving force for people’s economy. From helping improve the living quality of rural communities, helping millions of small-scale plantation farmers come out of poverty, and providing access to education and information technology.

President Jokowi said that now is the time for people in the world to recognize Indonesia’s seriousness in changing the palm oil industry for the better. This is done by implementing the best practices and sustainable elements in various aspects along the palm oil industry chain.

“I will continue to ensure that this industry upholds the commitment in sustainable palm oil management to create a better tomorrow,” he declared.

“I believe with a responsible palm oil industry and sustainable management, we will embrace a better future,” he concluded.


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