Bumitama Agri actively participates in the Plasma Programme, a programme initiated by the Indonesian Government to encourage the development of smallholders' plantations with the assistance and cooperation of the plantation companies (the nucleus) which assist and support the surrounding community plantations (the plasma).
The Plasma Programme is mutually beneficial to both members of the local communities and plantation companies. Locals who participate in the Plasma Programme benefit socially and economically from increasing incomes and better welfare such as training and education in oil palm cultivation. Plantation companies are able to enjoy a steady supply of FFB at prices set by a price committee established by the District Regional Government.
As at 31 December 2020, we had administered approximately 55,000 hectares of cultivated plantation land under the Plasma Programme, almost 29.3% of our total planted area is for plasma smallholders.