Increasing the awareness of palm oil plantation replanting through farmers training

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

Abstract

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.

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. Follow his blog at almasdi.staff.unri.ac.id and other academic profiles at Google Scholar, ResearcherID, and Research Gate.

Djaimi Bakce, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Riau

Lecturer of Agribusiness Department at the Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Riau. Earned the doctoral degree in the Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia. His research interest is production economy. Academic profiles: Scopus Author, Google Scholar.

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 earned a bachelor degree in Agribusiness at Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Riau. His research interests are entrepreneurship and the creative economy. Other academic profiles: Scopus Author ID, Google Scholar, and Publons.

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Published
2018-08-28
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. https://doi.org/10.31258/raje.1.1.1
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