RT16 by RSPO will Soon be Held

Smallholders and the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) principles and criteria improvements will be the focus of the organization’s annual event, the Roundtable 16 (RT16) meeting, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on November 12-15, 2018.

RSPO Suspends Sustainability Certificate Linked to Palm Oil Giant Indofood

The world’s largest palm oil certification scheme, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended the sustainability certification of a palm oil mill and three palm oil estates belonging to a company that is majority-owned by Indonesian palm oil giant Indofood, over violation of the core principles of the International Labor Organization

Branding Problems in the Palm Oil Industry

Facing the onslaught of accusations and black campaigns against the palm oil industry, Indonesia has to actively display its own story and form a positive image for the industry while at the same time, firmly defending its interests.

Indonesian Government Persistent in Defending Indonesian Palm Oil

Given the large role of the palm oil sector in the Indonesian economy, the Government is very serious and persistent in providing great attention to the development of this commodity industry.

President Wants Simplification of Palm Oil Fund Disbursement for Replanting

President Joko Widodo demanded that the procedure for smallholders to obtain funds to help them replant their oil palm plantation be simplified so that the country’s replanting program could be accelerated and production of palm oil raised. “I want the replanting to...

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RT16 by RSPO will Soon be Held

Smallholders and the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) principles and criteria improvements will be the focus of the organization’s annual event, the Roundtable 16 (RT16) meeting, which will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on November 12-15, 2018.

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RSPO Suspends Sustainability Certificate Linked to Palm Oil Giant Indofood

The world’s largest palm oil certification scheme, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended the sustainability certification of a palm oil mill and three palm oil estates belonging to a company that is majority-owned by Indonesian palm oil giant Indofood, over violation of the core principles of the International Labor Organization

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No Palm Oil, No SDGs

The achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is threatened by the palm oil’s boycott. “Free from palm oil” labels are endangering sustainable development, says Rome-based Free For Choice Institute in its latest article.

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News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

Biodiesel price to be adjusted every month

Bisnis Indonesia, 13 November 2018 The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry has issued ESDM Ministerial Regulation No.45/2018 to replace ESDM Ministerial Regulation No.41/2018 on Supply and Utilization of Biodiesel Vegetable Oil in Financing Framework by the...

Indonesia concerned about six issues of palm oil industry

Bisnis Indonesia, 9 November 2018 Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) Executive Director Mahendra Siregar said that Malaysian Primary Industry Minister Teresa Kok met with Indonesian Economic Affairs Coordinating Minister Darmin Nasution in a CPOPC meeting...

B20 policy benefits Indonesia’s CPO industry

Kontan Harian, 8 November 2018 Expansion of the government's 20% biodiesel blend (B20) policy has started to show positive impact on national palm oil industry. According to the data from the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI), domestic CPO consumption in...

Purchasing power of CPO importers remains sluggish

Bisnis Indonesia, 8 November 2018 Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) recorded that 3.2 million metric tons of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives were exported in September, down 3% from August. Low global CPO price is unable to attract importers, given that...

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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