Granting of the Usufructuary Rights over Customary Land for Oil Palm Plantations in Nagari Inderapura of Pesisir Selatan Regency

Heroe Supriyanto, Kurnia Warman, Zefrizal Nurdin


The objectives of this study are to: 1) describe and explain the granting of oil palm plantation licensing which becomes usufructuary rights, 2) describe and explain the release of customary rights for the oil palm plantation business, and 3) describe and explain the granting and registration of usufructuary rights of oil palm plantation originating from customary rights. This study employs an empirical juridical approach. Granting of oil palm plantation business licensing occurs with the approval of the principle of oil palm plantation cultivation business, application for location permits and a letter from the Governor of the Level I Region of West Sumatra Province regarding licensing for land clearing for the oil palm plantation business. Currently, the release of customary rights for the oil palm plantation business in Nagari Inderapura is carried out using the custom of “diisi limbago dituang” method through consensus agreement with payment of silihjariah money to ninik mamak with a total land area of ± 11,930 hectares. Granting and registration of usufructuary rights of oil palm plantations must be registered in the land book at the land office and must also advance the rights of local customary people. In this case, the main target of the use of customary land is to improve the welfare and prosperity of customary people. In addition, in agrarian reform, land redistribution is required to provide at least 20% (twenty percent) of the land area used for the local community.


Granting; Usufructuary Rights; Oil Palm Plantation; Customary Land

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