GAPKI said that amid the uncertainty in the market, and the heightening trade war tension between China and the United States, the government should accord special attention to the palm oil industry so that palm oil prices do no continue to deteriorate.read more
Regulations on the management of financial assistance in the Indonesian palm oil sector need to be reviewed because it is not efficient and tended to rather make it difficult for smallholders who should be the main subject in the country’s palm oil economy, a research by a regulation and policy consultancy showed.read more
Careful selection of oil palm seedling, including by checking on their source, is important if the crops is to produce a good yield and quality, a seed breeder said.read more
The Indonesian Palm Oil Board (DMSI), Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) India, and Solidaridad Network Asia Limited (SNAL) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that reaffirmed cooperation between them on a sustainable development of the vegetable oil sector, including palm oil and is derivatives.read more
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced on Monday, (16/7) it was reinstating Nestlé membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100 percent RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023.read more
The Papua Commission on Information (KIP) has ruled that the Papua office of the Land Agency (BPN) should open up information on palm oil concessions in Papua to the public, Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua) Director Simon Pattiradjawane saidread more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
Media Indonesia, 19 July 2018 A total of 11 helicopters have been deployed for firefighting operations in South Sumatra and Riau. Two of the helicopters were deployed in Ogan Komering Ilir, South Sumatra, and the remaining nine helicopters in Dumai, Riau. The...
Bisnis Indonesia, 19 July 2018 The government believes that contribution from palm oil research institutes is very important to counter the ongoing negative campaign against palm oil. Economic Affairs Coordinating Ministry Agriculture and Food Coordination Deputy...
Kompas, 18 July 2018 Consumers is being more careful in buying palm oil products. Most of them demanded producers to provide information on the source of palm oil. Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food Downstream Sustainability Implementation Head Daniel A. Prakarsa said...
The Jakarta Post, 18 July 2018 The number of hot spots in Riau has doubled in the past two days, only weeks prior to the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta. The Terra and Aqua satellites detected 29 hotspots in four regencies and cities across Riau, according...
Musi Banyuasin, 16 October 2017 – Asian Agri, one of the leading private companies in Indonesia, signed an MoU with cooperative KUD Sawit Subur, bank BRI and government body BPDPKS (Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund Agency) for a smallholder oil palm replanting program...
Pangkalan Bun, 8 November 2017 – PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk. (SSMS) has published a new Sustainability Policy that will be followed by a Sustainability Road Map by the end of December 2017, committing the company to a more specific set of time-bound commitments....
“I think that so much of this industry is already in place and there is no turning back, really. The question is how much more, how further will it go,” Fries said.
Chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Farmer Union (SPKS), Mansuetus Darto Wojtyla Alsy Hanu, strongly believes that to push Indonesian palm oil smallholders to adopt sustainable agricultural practices, the government needed to provide appropriate incentives.
That one’s life can turn like a wheel, with its ups and downs, is something that Samuel Maikea and his wife Rachel Derione can vouch for. This native Papuan couple from the Iwaro Tribe have now settled in Puragi village, in the South Sorong district of West Papua....
Orchids are well known as elegant flowers across the world and is widely prized. There are hundreds of varieties of orchids, including many that only can be found in the wild and are rare. But orchids, especially the wild varieties, are victims of their own...
UK supermarket chain Iceland has announced it will ban the use of palm oil in all its brands. Is this a laudable or misguided effort in making the industry sustainable?
Out of an estimated 14.9 million hectares of peatland in Indonesia, only around 6.7 million hectares remain undeveloped and in forests, and a peat expert is calling on the government to maintain these at their current state at all costs.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO
9 – 11 Oktober 2018
This conference is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of North Sumatera, Medan to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry.