JOURNAL MONITOR EDITION 36 : INCLUSIVITY OF OIL PALM PLANTATIONS
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As stated by the World Bank (2012) in its publication entitled: Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development, it is stated that sustainability is not enough to only green growth but also must be inclusive. Therefore, to measure sustainability requires indicators of inclusivity both economically, socially, and ecologically. Inclusivity indicators for each sector may be different but have the same principles.
The development of the oil palm industry, including plantations as one of the strategic industries/sectors in Indonesia, is also mandated to uphold the principle of inclusity in these three aspects. Built in, the presence of oil palm plantations also has economic, social and ecological benefits that are not only enjoyed by those who are directly involved in oil palm plantations as farmers or plantation company workers, but also enjoyed by the local community who are not directly involved with oil palm plantations. This shows the inclusivity of oil palm plantations and establishes itself as part of the solution to achieving the SDGs. In addition, the inclusivity of oil palm plantations can also be used as a counter issue for the massive black campaigns attacking palm oil.