CNBC Special Dialogue Palm Oil Farmers Can Get Rich, Get Passive Income & Go Abroad as Entrepreneurs – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The image of farmers’ life, which is far from luxurious, is actually not so. In fact, being a farmer can become very rich and earn passive income.

This was expressed by Ahmad Indradi, one of the successful millennial palm oil farmers in East Kalimantan. Ahmad was willing to leave his homeland in Yogyakarta to become a palm oil farmer in East Kalimantan and was successful.

“Being a farmer as a profession is something we can be proud of because we can get passive income, which is different from farmers in Java. In East Kalimantan, our oil palm plantations can run on autopilot, we have good vehicles, we can go abroad,” said Ahmad when telling a story on CNBC’s Special Dialogue. Indonesia with the topic of Managing the Future of Indonesian Palm Oil at the Tendean Tower Building, Jakarta, Thursday (16/11/2023).


Becoming an oil palm farmer in East Kalimantan also does not require spending large amounts of capital like rice farmers in Java. Land prices in East Kalimantan are still quite cheap, IDR 10 million to IDR 15 million to get 1 hectare of land. Meanwhile, in Java, land prices can reach IDR 300 million per hectare. This is what Indonesian youth should be looking at.

Photo: A worker loads fresh fruit bunches for distribution from a collection point to a CPO factory in Kampar Regency in Riau province, Indonesia, Tuesday (26/4/2022). (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan)
A worker loads fresh fruit bunches for distribution from a collection point to a CPO factory in Kampar Regency in Riau province, Indonesia, Tuesday (26/4/2022). (REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan)

“So this is a challenge and opportunity for young people. That’s why the future of young people is not farming in Java, but going out of Java but going out of Java is a big challenge to face extreme things. We live in remote places, there is no electricity, we have to adapt to “The environment is different in Java. If we look at the lives of farmers in East Kalimantan, they are prosperous,” he said.

Therefore, he wants Indonesian millennials to have the courage to take a stand to become oil palm farmers in Kalimantan. He emphasized that the lives of oil palm farmers are very prosperous, not bad and poor.

“If the information conveyed about the farmer’s profession is bad, poor, worn out, working all the time, the land is small, the price is uncertain, etc., then of course people will think 1,000 times about becoming a farmer because people tend to pursue something that fulfills their desires,” he stressed.

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