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RISDA is providing assistance for Rubber Replanting Program (TSGG) at RM9,230 per hectare for Peninsular Malaysia, RM13,500 per hectare for Sarawak and RM14,000 per hectare for Sabah.(Comment: Smallholders in Peninsular Malaysia are paying for SES (replanting scheme), is it the same for Sabah and Sarawak?)RISDA has introduced a new program called Tanam Baru Komoditi Getah(Planting a new rubber as a commodity) (TBKG) in which small farmers who owns vacant land can plant rubber and will get financial assistance at the same rate as replanting program but it is only for smallholders in Peninsular Malaysia.(Comment : A program that will definitely benefit small farmers)RISDA also, from 2012 has implemented an Oil Palm Replanting Program (NKEA) for smallholders with the assistance of RM7, 000 per hectare. This program is a collaboration with MPOB (Malaysian Palm Oil Board).(Comment: PKPKM welcomes this collaboration)From 2011 onwards RISDA will no longer approve Tanam Semula Getah Ke Tanaman Lain (Rubber to another crop replanting assistance scheme) (TSGL).(Comment: How will it affects the rights of the smallholders who have contributed to the collection of SES and wants to switch to other crops due to soil suitability factors, economic or social?)When participants in Rancangan Tanam Baru Berkelompok (New Cluster Planting Program)(RTBB) pass away, their heirs are required to resolve the division of inheritance from the Initial Capital and Retained Earnings RTBB. Any assistance or benefits from RTBB shares will be delayed until the completion of the division of inheritance and court decision has been made and received by RISDA.(Comment: This problem is being faced by participants from RTBB RISDA. RTBB Participants under Koperasi Ladang (Cooperative Farm)(KL)has a system of division of inheritance that is more convenient and practical. There has been numerous complaints from participants about RISDA's regulations regarding RTBB)MPOB are giving aids for Tanam Semula Sawit Pekebun Kecil (Oil Palm Replanting program for Smallholders) and Tanam Baru Sawit Pekebun Kecil (New Oil Palm Planting for Smallholders) (TSSPK) and (TBSPK) at a rate of RM7, 000 per hectare.(Comment: Alhamdulillah)Oil Palm Replanting Scheme for Smallholders (TSSPK) from MPOB is entitled to be applied by private smallholders only, and does not involve the settlers / FELDA settlers, FELCRA, RISDA and Agencies.(Comment : The development of oil palm industry should be seen as a whole, not to be divided according to various categories. It is worth noting that all smallholders, either under government agencies or private agencies have to pay SES)MPOB is promoting a motor powered cutter for oil palm tree called Cantas. It is used for harvesting the midrib and cutting bunches off of an oil palm tree. To promote the use of Cantas among smallholders, the government has provided a discount scheme for purchasing Cantas(SKIDIC) worth RM1, 000 for each unit.
(Comment: This tool will help reduce the number of man-power needed to harvest oil palm, smallholders and settlers are encouraged to use it)At a glance
Statistics from Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC). Shows that Philipines natural rubber productivity for 2010 stood for 1,420 kg/hectare compared to Malaysia productivity of 1,480 kg/hectare and China for 1,143 kg/hectare. Philippines has 129,500 hectares of rubber and are in the process of setting up its own rubber research center.
The new economic model(NEM) launched by the Government in 2010 has a clear roadmap and direction. Smallholders should understand and appreciate
The new economic model(NEM) so that it might benefit them and be a useful tool for them in expanding their capabilities as a smallholder.
The smallholders which are mostly from the rural areas should find it easy to understand and follow these new policies implemented by the government.
This new economic model(NEM) can fully be achieved and realized in the context of the smallholder. The goals for the new models are :-
a) Improving Smallholder Capita Income from RM15,000.00 to RM49,000.00
b) Development should be sustainable.
c) The impact should be felt by all Smallholders in the country.
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Ministry of Plantations Industries and Commodities (MPIC)Cooperative Farm Smallholders Malaysia Limited Company (KL)Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB)The Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB)
Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB)Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA)Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA)Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)The Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA)
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