Sino-US Trade War Begins to Impact Vegetable oil Markets: GAPKI

GAPKI said that amid the uncertainty in the market, and the heightening trade war tension between China and the United States, the government should accord special attention to the palm oil industry so that palm oil prices do no continue to deteriorate.

Indonesia and India Agreement on Sustainable Palm Oil Development

The Indonesian Palm Oil Board (DMSI), Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) India, and Solidaridad Network Asia Limited (SNAL) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that reaffirmed cooperation between them on a sustainable development of the vegetable oil sector, including palm oil and is derivatives.

RSPO reinstates Nestlé’s membership

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced on Monday, (16/7) it was reinstating Nestlé membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100 percent RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023.

Incentivizing Palm Oil Smallholders for Sustainability

“Building up an agreement with farmers is the most difficult part because usually, they will first ask about the benefits. One of the benefits that they usually ask is whether the prices of their fresh fruit bunches would change if they get certified,” said Setara Jambi Foundation Director Rukaiyah Rafiq.

Tanjung Jabung Barat District Pioneers Innovative Approach to Smallholder Legality Problem

Many may have never heard of Tanjung Jabung Barat but this district, located in Sumatra’s Jambi province, has pioneered an innovative approach to help smallholders, especially in the palm oil sector, to sort out the legality problem of their land, a major prerequisite...


News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

11 helicopters deployed to tackle forest fires

Media Indonesia, 19 July 2018 A total of 11 helicopters have been deployed for firefighting operations in South Sumatra and Riau. Two of the helicopters were deployed in Ogan Komering Ilir, South Sumatra, and the remaining nine helicopters in Dumai, Riau. The...

Contribution from research institutes essential

Bisnis Indonesia, 19 July 2018 The government believes that contribution from palm oil research institutes is very important to counter the ongoing negative campaign against palm oil. Economic Affairs Coordinating Ministry Agriculture and Food Coordination Deputy...

Consumers must be convinced

Kompas, 18 July 2018 Consumers is being more careful in buying palm oil products. Most of them demanded producers to provide information on the source of palm oil. Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food Downstream Sustainability Implementation Head Daniel A. Prakarsa said...

Hotspots increase in Riau

The Jakarta Post, 18 July 2018 The number of hot spots in Riau has doubled in the past two days, only weeks prior to the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta. The Terra and Aqua satellites detected 29 hotspots in four regencies and cities across Riau, according...

Press Release

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



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...


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.




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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31 Oktober – 2 November 2018

The palm oil industry annual event that held by GAPKI.

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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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