The Palm Oil Farmers Association has challenged a government regulations on the management of a palm oil plantation fund to the Supreme Court saying that the regulation did not results in the use of the fund to help improve the welfare of palm oil smallholders. The...read more
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of several challenges by Indonesia to anti-dumping duties imposed on its biodiesel exports to the European Union, saying the measures needed to be changed.read more
Stock remained stable from early in the year and only rose slightly at the end of the year. The stock of Indonesian palm oil by end of 2017 stood at 4.02 million tons.read more
The government is currently working on a draft presidential instruction (Inpres) that would not only cover a three-year moratorium on new palm oil plantation permits but also allows it to take back idle palm oil concessions located in forest area.read more
Several civilian groups are questioning the government’s move to stop consulting the public when preparing a presidential regulation to strengthen the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification system.read more
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Kontan Harian, 30 January 2017 The Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) plans to evaluate ineffective oil palm plantations. Through this evaluation, the ministry will look into the possibility of uncultivated land areas being converted into natural forests
Kompas, 30 January 2017 Deforestation in Indonesia for the 2016 to 2017 period declined to 479,000 ha from 630,000 ha in the previous period. The Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) claimed that a strict moratorium policy and forest and land fire prevention...
Kontan Harian, 31 January 2018 The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) said that negative issues, particularly relating to environmental destruction, still dominate the challenges facing the industry this year.
Jakarta, 9 Oktober 2017 - PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ) untuk kali pertama merilis Laporan Keberlanjutan yang mencakup kinerja keberlanjutan sepanjang 2016 sebagai bentuk transparansi dan akuntabilitas Perusahaan kepada publik. Dalam laporannya, ANJ melaporkan...
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...
For Agus Sari, safeguarding the environment cannot be separated from a landscape approach, one that involves the participation of all stakeholders. The 51-year-old CEO of Landscape Indonesia who has a long credible track record in the sector, including as a senior...
For Hans Nicholas Jong, environmental issues are part of his daily fare. Working for Mongabay.com, a media focused on environmental issues, Jong has had to interacts with various people who cares for the environment, including activists, researchers, bureaucrats and...
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...
At our company’s Kick Off Meeting for this year, I wanted to motivate my colleagues about sustainability, to imbue them with a lofty purpose and make them feel good about working in a palm oil company. This is more difficult than it sounds precisely because the rest...
“Suggest you watch the documentary “Cowspiracy” if you have Netflix,” said the cryptic message from a friend of mine in the palm oil industry. I took his suggestion, watched the documentary that allegedly exposes the hypocrisy of the world’s largest environmental NGOs...
5 – 7 MARCH 2018
The renowned Palm and Lauric Oils Price Outlook Conference & Exhibition (POC), held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, attracts international participation from more than 50 countries worldwide.
RSPO ROADSHOW IN WEST KALIMANTAN – INDONESIA
13-14 MARCH 2018
RSPO is organising a series of event on March 13 – 14, 2018 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia to improve the understanding and share the latest information on developments and dynamics of sustainable practices to palm oil industry and its stakeholders in the province of West Kalimantan.
THE 10th PALMEX INDONESIA 2018
9 – 11 OCTOBER 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.