The Palm Oil Farmers Union (SPKS) is hailing the government’s decision to drop an export levy for the commodity but said that the fund gathered from the levy was heavily in favor of benefiting the biodiesel industry, and not the smallholders.read more
A total of 135 oil palm farmers working with PT Asian Agri under a plasma scheme have become the first to begin to harvest plantations that were replanted in 2016, the company said on Wednesday.read more
In its bid to develop the national palm oil industry, the government needed to protect its smallholders, including by setting up a number taskforces, each to deal with one of the major challenges faced by these growers, a palm oil labor activist said.read more
The number of stakeholders of the Indonesian palm oil industry is warning of the high risk of layoffs following almost a year of weak world palm oil prices, others remained adamant that the current situation was not yet that bad.read more
The Indonesian palm oil sector is stepping up pressure against environmental watchdog Greenpeace which is accused of not only attacking the nation’s sovereignty but also of threatening the livelihood of millions of palm oil farmers and plantation workers through its recent series of anti-palm oil campaign.read more
Indonesian palm oil farmers are calling on the government to reduce the export levy on palm oil exports and derivative products as the price o the commodity in world markets continued to weaken, causing suffering for the farmers.read more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
The Jakarta Post, 11 December 2018 The government plans to further boost domestic biodiesel consumption to absorb more crude palm oil (CPO) amid fluctuation in the global market price of the commodity. The government is carrying out research to increase the portion of...
Kontan Harian, 11 December 2018 The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has readjusted the market price index for vegetable fuel. In the readjustment, biodiesel is priced at Rp6,589 per liter, down Rp748 from Rp7,277 per liter in November 2018. The adjusted price...
Kompas, 10 December 2018 Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI) Jambi Chapter Chair Usman Ermulan said on Sunday (9 December) that the government's decision to revise the export levy on crude palm oil (CPO) through the Finance Ministerial Regulation No.152/2018, which...
Kompas, 10 December 2018 Jambi Legislative Council is initiating a bylaw on peatland management which will ban new peatland conversion and other actions that may dry out peatlands. Jambi Peatland Society Network Chair Budiman reminded the government to prepare Jambi...
The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry.
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.
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.
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....
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
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.