Increasing the awareness of palm oil plantation replanting through farmers training

Keywords: palm oil, farmer, replanting, awareness, training


Palm oil plantation in the Province of Riau has reached the unproductive age and need replanting. Private and government-owned plantation has started the replanting, but plantation community owned. The slow replanting process in smallholders’ palm oil plantation caused by poor knowledge of replanting. This community service objective was to increase the awareness of replanting of palm oil plantation run by smallholders, so it can accelerate the replanting process. We used interactive training method to deliver knowledge related to palm oil plantation replanting. The activity combined indoor and field class to give a better understanding of replanting. The community service activity involved academicians, palm oil practitioners, government institution, and palm oil farmers association. The success of this activity measured by the participant's assessment results through the written test. This training successfully delivered the needed knowledge and experience about palm oil plantation replanting. The knowledge and awareness were expected to accelerate the successful replanting process of palm oil plantation in the Province of Riau.


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Author Biographies

Almasdi Syahza, Faculty of Teachers Training and Education, Universitas Riau

Professor of Universitas Riau in the field of Development Economics. He earned the doctoral degree in the field of Rural Economics from Universitas Padjajaran, Indonesia. He also earned the master degree of Agricultural Development Economics from Universitas Padjajaran. The bachelor degree of economics was earned from Universitas Bung Hatta, Padang, Indonesia. His research interest is development economics and agribusiness.

Djaimi Bakce, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Riau

Researcher and lecturer of Agribusiness, Universitas Riau. His research interest is the production economy.

Brilliant Asmit, Faculty of Teachers Training and Education, Universitas Riau

Lecturer of entrepreneurship, creative economy, and management at Universitas Riau, Indonesia. He earned the master degree in Management Science in School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung (SBM ITB), Indonesia. He also received a bachelor degree in Agribusiness at Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Riau. His research interests are entrepreneurship and creative economy.


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How to Cite
Syahza, A., Bakce, D., & Asmit, B. (2018). Increasing the awareness of palm oil plantation replanting through farmers training. Riau Journal of Empowerment, 1(1), 1-9.

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