Why There’s Now Greater Optimism for Orangutans

The British public broadcaster British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has recently come out with its latest documentary on the orangutans of Borneo, Red Ape which focused on the impact of the expansion of oil palm plantations and called for a consumer ban on the edible oil. But is the situation actually as dire as it is pictured for the orangutans?

Low Production to Hike Palm Oil Prices, Sustainable Replanting Crucial

In 2021, global palm oil prices are expected to enter a bullish environment because of lower production in the world’s two top producers, said Rabobank’s latest report.

Balancing Business and Environmental Conservation in West Papua

“The fact is that conservation will not “survive” without business and business will not sustain without conservation,” ANJ’s eastern region conservation manager Al Zaki told The Palm Scribe.

Early Childhood Education to Empower Papuan People

“We know the key challenge here is the lack of access to education. Schools have been built but there is a lack of resources,” Rengganis told The Palm Scribe. She explained that parents in Papua do care about their children’s education but they are constrained by lack of facilities.

Plantation Company Responds to the Anti Forest-Mafia Coalition’s Allegation

A well-known plantation company has responded to The Anti Forest-Mafia Coalition’s accusation that the company is involved in the practice of misuse of nominee structures with timber suppliers, saying that it will investigate and take appropriate action with the help of a third-party auditor.

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Why There’s Now Greater Optimism for Orangutans

The British public broadcaster British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has recently come out with its latest documentary on the orangutans of Borneo, Red Ape which focused on the impact of the expansion of oil palm plantations and called for a consumer ban on the edible oil. But is the situation actually as dire as it is pictured for the orangutans?

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News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

Peak of forest fires predicted to occur from July to August

Media Indonesia, 22 June 2018 Forest and land fires are predicted to reach its peak in July and August. Eight provinces, which are Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Riau, North Sumatra, South Sumatra, and Jambi have declared...

Agrosilvofishery restores peat ecosystem

Investor Daily, 22 June 2018 The Environment and Forestry Ministry claimed that agrosilvofishery can restore damaged peat ecosystem. Environment and Forestry Ministry Research and Development Agency (BP2LHK) Palembang Chapter researcher Bastoni said that...

35 million seeds readied for oil palm replanting programme

Investor Daily, 22 June 2018 Agriculture Ministry Plantation Directorate General Plantation Product Marketing Director Dedi Junaedi on Thursday (June 21) said that the number of oil palm seeds prepared for replanting programme reached 35 million seedlings, exceeding...

Producers remain alert as EU extends deadline on ban

The Jakarta Post, 19 June 2018 After outcry from Indonesia and Malaysia, the European Union has seemingly softened its stance on the use of palm oil in biofuel, extending the deadline for the phasing out of palm oil in transport fuels to 2030. While the Indonesian...

Press Release

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

PROFILE

Raising Healthy Lifestyles Awareness in Papua

“Here (in Papua), each region has a different level of awareness. Our Papuan community is unique. We are facing a society that has a big gap in their level of education as some of them live in the remote areas,” explained Fransisca.

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.

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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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