Honduras Receives 100,000 Oil Palm Seedlings from Malaysia and Indonesia
- 22-Mar-2023 2:24 PM
- Journalist: Jai Sen
Indonesia: Both Indonesia and Malaysia recently showed their solidarity and support for the hundreds of Honduran farmers affected by the 2020 hurricanes, with the donation of 100 thousand germinated oil Palm seedlings. The Indonesian government, led by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, facilitated this generous donation through the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC). This kind gesture is indicative of the countries' commitment to collaboration and understanding between other nations in the same industry.
Indonesian and Malaysian Palm oil businesses have generously donated 62,000 and 20,000 seedlings respectively to address the looming threat of a food crisis. Hartarto expressed his appreciation for the stakeholders involved in preparing and delivering the seedlings to the right places. He also welcomed Honduras as the newest addition to the CPOPC, calling it a pivotal moment in their mission.
Honduras is set to join the CPOPC as a full member in May 2023. The announcement was made by Hartarto, the Secretary General of Indonesia’s Ministry of Agriculture, who also stressed the need for collaboration and mutual assistance to ensure sustainable growth within the Palm oil sector.
He stated that this initial form of Palm oil-producing member state aid is just one step towards a more unified future for these countries, whose success relies heavily on their collective efforts.
CPOPC, the secretary general organization of Rizal Affandi Lukman has announced that 337 farmers in Honduras will receive assistance to plant seedlings on 510 hectares of the 4,988 hectares of oil Palm plantations that were destroyed by Eta and Iota hurricanes in November 2020.
Indonesia and Malaysia are the only two countries that are members of the CPOPC, while Colombia, Ghana, and Papua New Guinea are observers. The assistance for Honduran farmers is part of the organizations ongoing efforts to provide aid to those affected by natural disasters.