Indonesian Students Turn Oil Palm Bunches to Diabetic Bandages

Some people might think that complex problems need complex solutions. But for those trying to do what they can do best in their profession, a simple innovation may offer a solution to bigger problems. Amid the gloom besetting the palm oil industry, with low prices,...

Think-tank Calls on European Parliament, Commission to Protect Citizens from Fake News on Palm Oil

ForFreeChoice, an Italy-based think-tank is calling on the European Parliament and Commission to step in and protect its citizens from misleading claims by companies that says "Free from Palm Oil” products guaranteed customers healthier food and less environmental...

From Coca to Cacao, The Transformation of Chazuta

The Palm Scribe Content Manager, Bhimanto Suwastoyo, was selected by the UNDP's Good Growth Journalism Initiative to visit Peru with other journalists around the world to see how Peru is coping with the growth of palm oil. This long story is part of the requirement to...

Indonesian Banks Play Important Roles in Achieving Palm Oil Sustainability

As demand for sustainable financing grows, Indonesian banks are trying to contribute to the battle against deforestation and against other environmental and social issues in the palm oil sector, by requiring clients to comply with palm oil sustainability standards,...

UNDP picks The Palm Scribe to join Sustainability Training and Good Growth Conference in Peru

The UNDP has selected The Palm Scribe as one of two Asian media organizations to attend its Good Growth Conference in Peru. Bhimanto Suwastoyo, the content manager for The Palm Scribe is one of eight journalists selected globally to learn more about how journalists...

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RSPO Welcomes New Certification Initiative

Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse (AFP) The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which has the world’s most widely recognized palm oil sustainability standard, said that it welcomed new certification initiatives as a form of shared responsibility towards...

Citigroup cancels financing for Indofood

Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse (AFP) American-based financial giant Citigroup has reportedly canceled all financing to Indonesian food giant and agribusiness company Indofood following the company’s decision to drop off from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

ANJ Tests its Palm Oil Mill in West Papua

Photo Credit: ANJ Indonesia palm oil company PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ) is currently conducting a series of test to evaluate the performance of a palm oil mill for its subsidiary PT Putra Manunggal Perkasa (PMP) in West Papua. “The mill at PT PMP is...

Palm Oil May Help Indonesia Buy Russian Fighter Jets

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com The Indonesian government plans to buy 11 Russian Su-35 fighter jets with part of the payments in key commodities, including palm oil, a source at the defense ministry told The Palm Scribe. “Key Indonesian commodities, including...

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Palm Oil Better Stay, For Earth’s Sake

Palm Oil Better Stay, For Earth’s Sake

Photo Credit: Agence France-Presse (AFP) Given the expected significant increase in the demand for vegetable oil as the world's population and urbanization continue to rise, a pertinent question arises and needs to be addressed: how can the world meet the demand in a...

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Nazir Foead: Challenges in Planting Oil Palm on Peatland

Our Story: How Palm Oil Changed Our Lives

Konsultasi Dengan Masyarakat Setempat Kunci Bagi Operasi ANJ di Papua

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

Resurrecting downstream palm oil industry

Bisnis Indonesia, 5 April 2019 The downstream palm oil industry has been suffering from stagnancy ever since the government decided to keep export duty of crude palm oil at zero at the end of 2018. On Tuesday (April 2), Indonesian Vegetable Oil Association (Gimni)...

Paris Agreement to protect people

Kompas, 30 March 2019 It has been suggested that Indonesia follow its commitment to improve governance of oil palm plantations, rather than threatening the European Union to leave the Paris Agreement. Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) National Executive Climate...

CPO price weaken due to oversupply

Bisnis Indonesia, 13 February 2019 The benchmark crude palm oil contract for April delivery at the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 0.53% or 12 points to 2,254 ringgit per metric ton on Tuesday's (February 12) close. Asia Trade Point Futures analyst Deddy Yusuf...