Indonesia’s Ministry of Ag integrates plantation of oil palm and corn

09.03.2017

To increase local corn production in Indonesia, the Ministry of Agriculture has launched the integrated plantation program of corn with oil palm on 1 million ha of existing oil palm plantation owned by state owned company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN).

“If this program is successful, we can harvest 5 million tonnes of corn. So, there will be no corn imports for feed this year,” said Andi Amran Sulaiman, Agriculture Minister. The ministry has cooperated with PTPN II in North Sumatera for the program. Recently the ministry partnered with PTPN V in Riau. “We have prepared 200ha of land for the integration. In May, we will add 500ha,” said Berlino Mahendra Santosa, President Director of PTPN V.


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