Indonesia posted lower exports and production of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and its derivatives in November 2018, with drops of four and eight percent respectively compared to the previous month.read more
The year 2018 can now be remembered as the year palm oil, including in Indonesia, fetched weak prices for most of the year, causing woes and suffering for millions of smallholders. What are the lessons that can be drawn from this?read more
The program launched by the Government in April 2018 to intensively rejuvenate oil palm plantations is still far from expectations, with many smallholders mentioning that the program is still confusing.read more
2018 may be remembered as the year when Indonesia’s national palm oil output soared high above world demand levels, leading to strong pressure on the prices of the commodity for most of the year.read more
Many palm oil plantations in Indonesia suffer from a far-from-optimal level of productivity. To overcome some aspects of the problems that have the potential to cause losses, digital applications can be used to help record data and enable real monitoring.read more
In addition to market access, the agreement guarantees legal certainty, the protection of intellectual property and the dismantling of non-tariff barriers to trade.read more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
Kontan Harian, 16 January 2019 The benchmark crude palm oil contract for March 2019 delivery on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose 0.61% to 2,149 ringgit per metric ton on January 15. Garuda Berjangka Director Ibrahim said that negative sentiments are currently...
Bisnis Indonesia, 16 January 2019 The Agriculture Ministry is optimistic that they can achieve the replanting target of 200,000 hectares of smallholders' oil palm plantations. Annual Plant and Refreshment Director Irmijati Rachmi said on Monday (January 14) that the...
Bisnis Indonesia, 10 January 2019 The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) predicted domestic crude palm oil (CPO) consumption to hit 35% by 2025 should the government's mandatory eco-friendly fuel program works well. Gapki Chair Joko Supriyono on Wednesday...
Bisnis Indonesia, 9 January 2019 North Sumatra Capital Investment and One-stop Integrated Services Agency (DPMPTSP) Monitoring and Control Affairs Head Mimi Rangkuti said the agency encouraged investors to step up investment in downstream palm oil industry. She argued...
A village level cooperative gathering almost 250 smallholders in Riau province on Monday (10/12) became the latest group of palm oil farmers to get certified under the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) scheme.
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...
The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) is facing a difficult task in developing a sustainable palm oil industry and pushing for acceptance of the commodity globally, its outgoing Executive Director Mahendra Siregar, said.
Most young people are unaware of the importance that palm oil plays in their life. For them, the commodity and its producing industry are more often than not, perceived in a negative way, a perspective that has been fed to most people since they were small children.
“The biggest challenge is the matter of sustainability that needs to be accelerated so that the negative accusations addressed against the palm oil industry could be silenced,” Bangun told The Palm Scribe in a short text message.
Ever curious on whether good intentions actually translate into something workable, The Palm Scribe took to the streets to interview at random the targeted decision-makers that would benefit most from the Ecolabel – the housewife.
Greenpeace continues to deceive citizens with its fundraising campaign. After the recent sideshows in front of supermarkets, our heroes decided to chain themselves in front of Mondelez’s factories in Northern Italy and protest again palm oil giant Wilmar using the catchphrase: “No to Palm Oil! that Kills Forests.”
Despite the efforts and hard work of many in the Indonesian palm oil industry to make sustainability a norm, this major Indonesian commodity continues to become the target of incessant attacks and accusations from many corners, being labeled as a destroyer of the environment and especially forests.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO
9th – 11st 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.