Is It The Final Countdown For The Anti-Palm Oil Faction?

The Greenpeace reports also fell into the trap of traditional grievances against palm oil that are no longer relevant. It claims that the production of the commodity is rapidly pushing deforestation and depleting forests.

Companies Dismiss Latest Greenpeace Accusations as a Hollow Distraction

Wilmar, accused by Greenpeace in the report as having continued to buy palm oil from companies deforesting Indonesia’s rainforests, is reaffirming that it was not buying from firms with no deforestation commitment.

Indonesian Solidarity Party Stirs Up a Hornet’s Nest

The good intentions of a new political party, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) to defend the weakening rupiah and efforts to boost state revenues has unfortunately stumbled on the choice of subject to illustrate it – palm oil.

Palm Oil Needs a Good Media Communication Strategy

“NGOs are smarter in carrying out communication activities than palm oil producers,” said communication expert Ong Hock Chuan.

Palm Oil and The Attainment of SDG

Palm oil commodity can help emerging countries to achieve their SDG, a palm oil official said.

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Moratorium, What Do They Say?

The issuance of Presidential Instruction No. 8/2018 regarding the moratorium on permits for oil palm plantations was warmly welcomed by environmental activists, with a note that more improvements are still needed.

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News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

Palm oil

Kontan Harian, 21 September 2018 The national palm oil industry continues the attempts to convince the global market regarding environmental issues faced by the industry. Unfortunately, the efforts are still deemed inadequate. Maverick Communication Specialist Ong...

Major brands still support deforestation: Greenpeace

The Jakarta Post, 20 September 2018 A commitment to source palm oil only from producers that are committed to protecting the environment and respecting human rights was introduced in late 2013 as a reaction to the reckless expansion of oil palm plantations. The...

Palm oil players intensify positive campaign

Kompas, 20 September 2018 Palm oil industry players are boosting positive campaign to show off the implementation of sustainable practices in Indonesia. The campaign is expected to counter negative accusations that hamper palm oil export to other countries, including...

Oil palm farmers must obtain sustainability certificate

Kompas, 19 September 2018 Oil palm farmers must obtain sustainability certificate to change the paradigm in managing oil palm plantations. Besides increasing the plantations' production and quality, the certificate urges farmers to have environmental awareness and...

Press Release

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

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Green Economy Development for Palm Oil Industry

“Existing policies, whatever their form, must be directed towards strengthening the capacity and productivity of planters, including access to markets and financing, while at the same time support an agriculture that guarantees environmental conservation,” Fitrian said.

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....

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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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14TH INDONESIA PALM OIL CONFERENCE

31 Oktober – 2 November 2018

The palm oil industry annual event that held by GAPKI.

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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO

9 – 11 Oktober 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.

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