Proceedings of the 4th International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, IICIS 2023, 2 November 2023, Bandar Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia

Research Article

Oil Palm Cultivation and Peaceful Social Development by Former Darul Islam Aceh Members: A Critique of the Impact of HGU Land Management by Palm Oil Companies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2023.2343302,
        author={Awaludin  Arifin and Suadi  Suadi and Fakhrurrazi  Fakhrurrazi and Iromi  Ilham and Rizki  Yunanda},
        title={Oil Palm Cultivation and Peaceful Social Development by Former Darul Islam Aceh Members: A Critique of the Impact of HGU Land Management by Palm Oil Companies},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, IICIS 2023, 2 November 2023, Bandar Lampung, Lampung, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IICIS},
        year={2024},
        month={2},
        keywords={oil palm peace social development and darul islam},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2023.2343302}
    }
    
  • Awaludin Arifin
    Suadi Suadi
    Fakhrurrazi Fakhrurrazi
    Iromi Ilham
    Rizki Yunanda
    Year: 2024
    Oil Palm Cultivation and Peaceful Social Development by Former Darul Islam Aceh Members: A Critique of the Impact of HGU Land Management by Palm Oil Companies
    IICIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2023.2343302
Awaludin Arifin1,*, Suadi Suadi1, Fakhrurrazi Fakhrurrazi1, Iromi Ilham1, Rizki Yunanda1
  • 1: Universitas Malikussaleh
*Contact email: awaludin.arifin@unimal.ac.id

Abstract

After LAMTEH Peace Agreement, some elite members of the DI/TII Aceh were engage in the plantation business in order to improve their own economic situation and that of the people that supported their movement. One of the commodities they cultivated was palm oil, despite the fact that palm oil plantations are frequently the subject of dispute due to their environmental and local community consequences. In this article, we examine two noteworthy cases: Abdul Ghani Mutiara and Muhammad Sati's efforts in Aceh Tamiang to achieve sustainable living through palm oil plantations, as well as the implications of the transition in the management of their Plantation Concession Rights (HGU). To address these issues, a qualitative method was adopted in this study. Data was collected through observation, in-depth interviews (individual and group), and utilizing secondary sources. The data was then interactively analysed via data gathering, data reduction, data display, and drawing of conclusion. According to the research findings, both former DI/TII elites have given a portion of their HGU land to the community for economic resources as well as a venue for education and other social activities. The implication is that palm oil planting not only benefits the economy of former DI/TII elites and the communities involved, but it also fosters peaceful relationships while sustaining community respect for these former DI/TII elites.