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Agri Minister Tage Taki Explores Oil Palm Cultivation During Indonesia Tour

Palm oil production is vital to the Indonesian economy because the country is the world's largest producer and user of the commodity, accounting for almost half of the global supply.

Shivam Dwivedi
Agri Minister Tage Taki Explores Oil Palm Cultivation During Indonesia Tour (Photo courtesy- @TakiTage)
Agri Minister Tage Taki Explores Oil Palm Cultivation During Indonesia Tour (Photo courtesy- @TakiTage)

The Agriculture Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Tage Taki, recently headed a state delegation that embarked on a research trip to Indonesia. He visited PT SOCFIN, a leading oil palm and rubber plantation company in the archipelago known for its exceptional plantation development techniques.

The team toured the DNA laboratory, tissue culture, and seed production cente at Sofindo, where they learned about effective nursery management, the process of harvesting oil palms, identifying immature palms, and optimal farming practices, such as planting, manuring, replanting, and composting, among others.

The delegation also traveled to PT SOCFINDO Kebun Bangun Bandar's Palm Oil Mill (POM) to examine the oil extraction process.

Prior to this, the group had visited the seed production facility, FGV Agri Services SDN BHD, the planting material unit, and the TUN RAZAK Agriculture Research facility, all located at 26400 Bandar Jengka, Pahang, Malaysia.

Agriculture Commissioner Bidol Tayeng, Director Anong Lego, executives from 3F Oil Palm Company, and a few selected farmers, who have spearheaded oil palm farming in Arunachal Pradesh, also accompanied him. 

Indonesia and Malaysia are the two leading oil palm cultivation countries, with Malaysia following closely behind Indonesia. During the week-long excursion, the delegation visited cutting-edge seed production facilities and nurseries in both nations.

PT Socfin Indonesia (Socfindo) is a significant Oil Palm and Rubber Plantation Company with operations in North Sumatra and Aceh Provinces with its headquarters in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, and is part of the Socfin Group.

Aside from oil palm and rubber, the company distributes innovative planting material and offers agronomical and analytical laboratory services.

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