Major Hurdles to Palm Oil Smallholders Certification

Accelerating Indonesia’s palm oil sector is urgent amid the relentless pressure from overseas, but many observers warn that the endeavor will face two serious problems which would not be easy to overcome quickly.

Palm Oil Premium for Plasma Farmers

A major Indonesian palm oil company shares the premium it gets from selling its sustainable palm oil in international markets, with the plasma farmers who supply it with the fresh fruit bunches.

Palm Oil Farmers Want Speedier ISPO Certification

“The president should not be burdened by technical matters. The other ministries should contribute in helping to accelerate the implementation of the ISPO,’ Nasir said.

Greenpeace Denies Interfering in Papua Forest Management

Greenpeace has denied accusations from an indigenous Papuan community in a Jayapura district that it had interfered in the management of the local forest.

Land Swap Policy is Legalized Deforestation, Environmental Groups Say

land swap for protected peatland located inside concessions awarded to companies only encourages deforestation besides being only in favor of large corporations.

News

News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

China’s CPO demand supports exports

Bisnis Indonesia, 24 April 2018 Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) Economist Bhima Yudhistira said that crude palm oil (CPO) demands from several Muslim countries and China's economic growth that rose above expectations are predicted to boost...

Palm oil export reaches 2.37 million tonnes

Investor Daily, 24 April 2018 Indonesia's palm oil export, excluding biodiesel and oleochemical, reached 2.37 million tonnes in February 2018, a 14% drop from 2.74 million tonnes in January 2018. Low export was caused by lower demand from CPO importing countries...

RI ready to report US to WTO over high biodiesel import duty

Kontan Harian, 24 April 2018 The United State International Trade Commission (USITC) has decided on April 9, 2018, to impose antidumping duty and countervailing duty on Indonesia's biodiesel. Indonesia's biodiesel is imposed with import duty ranging from 126.97% to...

Govt still has homework

Bisnis Indonesia, 23 April 2018 The government still has to overcome several domestic and global issues in palm oil industry, if Indonesia wants to make use of the global vegetable oil demand that is predicted to reach 5 million tonnes per year until 2025. The...

China’s CPO demand supports exports

Bisnis Indonesia, 24 April 2018 Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) Economist Bhima Yudhistira said that crude palm oil (CPO) demands from several Muslim countries and China's economic growth that rose above expectations are predicted to boost...

Palm oil export reaches 2.37 million tonnes

Investor Daily, 24 April 2018 Indonesia's palm oil export, excluding biodiesel and oleochemical, reached 2.37 million tonnes in February 2018, a 14% drop from 2.74 million tonnes in January 2018. Low export was caused by lower demand from CPO importing countries...

RI ready to report US to WTO over high biodiesel import duty

Kontan Harian, 24 April 2018 The United State International Trade Commission (USITC) has decided on April 9, 2018, to impose antidumping duty and countervailing duty on Indonesia's biodiesel. Indonesia's biodiesel is imposed with import duty ranging from 126.97% to...

Govt still has homework

Bisnis Indonesia, 23 April 2018 The government still has to overcome several domestic and global issues in palm oil industry, if Indonesia wants to make use of the global vegetable oil demand that is predicted to reach 5 million tonnes per year until 2025. The...

Press Release

The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry.

PROFILE

SPECIAL REPORTS

Papuans want palm oil plantations

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....

Orchid conservation in palm oil

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...

OPINION

The Future of Peatland in Indonesia

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.

VIDEOS

EVENTS

RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE II SEMINAR

24 APRIL 2018

This conference will discuss EU palm oil import policy and what it will affect Indonesia palm oil industry

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BORNEO PALM OIL FORUM

26 – 27 APRIL 2018

This will be an annual event from Borneo GAPKI and establish a platform for all of palm oil stakeholders to gather and discuss happening issues in palm oil industry. This forum will also discuss opportunities, obstacles, challenges, and threats for palm oil industry for sustainability palm oil development in Indonesia.

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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO

5 – 6 JUNE 2018

The SSE aims to facilitate business opportunities as identified by the SDGs and also how the solutions can help create a low carbon future. The event focuses on bringing together regional SMEs on solutions they have that big businesses can adopt and opportunities that investors can fund. The SSE also creates a conducive and collaborative environment for businesses in Singapore and the region to grow together creating a sustainable supply chain that is future proof.

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