Behind the Slowness of Palm Oil Replanting Program

The program launched by the Government in April 2018 to intensively rejuvenate oil palm plantations is still far from expectations, with many smallholders mentioning that the program is still confusing.

2018, A Gloomy Year for Indonesian Palm Oil Industry

2018 may be remembered as the year when Indonesia’s national palm oil output soared high above world demand levels, leading to strong pressure on the prices of the commodity for most of the year.

Introducing Digital Technology into Palm Oil Industry

Many palm oil plantations in Indonesia suffer from a far-from-optimal level of productivity. To overcome some aspects of the problems that have the potential to cause losses, digital applications can be used to help record data and enable real monitoring.

Plenty of Homework Left as Indonesian Palm Oil Industry Enters 2019

“The biggest challenge is the matter of sustainability that needs to be accelerated so that the negative accusations addressed against the palm oil industry could be silenced,” Bangun told The Palm Scribe in a short text message.

What Are The Grievances Against Palm Oil and Do They Actually Stand?

What needs to be ensured is that palm oil production is made sustainable across its entire supply chain.


News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

Negative sentiments drag CPO price down

Kontan Harian, 16 January 2019 The benchmark crude palm oil contract for March 2019 delivery on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose 0.61% to 2,149 ringgit per metric ton on January 15. Garuda Berjangka Director Ibrahim said that negative sentiments are currently...

Govt accelerates replanting program

Bisnis Indonesia, 16 January 2019 The Agriculture Ministry is optimistic that they can achieve the replanting target of 200,000 hectares of smallholders' oil palm plantations. Annual Plant and Refreshment Director Irmijati Rachmi said on Monday (January 14) that the...

Domestic CPO consumption may reach 35%

Bisnis Indonesia, 10 January 2019 The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) predicted domestic crude palm oil (CPO) consumption to hit 35% by 2025 should the government's mandatory eco-friendly fuel program works well. Gapki Chair Joko Supriyono on Wednesday...

Govt distributes capital to downstream palm oil industry

Bisnis Indonesia, 9 January 2019 North Sumatra Capital Investment and One-stop Integrated Services Agency (DPMPTSP) Monitoring and Control Affairs Head Mimi Rangkuti said the agency encouraged investors to step up investment in downstream palm oil industry. She argued...

Press Release

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

More Smallholders Get ISPO Certified

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.




Green Cheater

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.”




21st – 22nd February

This conference will discuss how to implementing sustainability production in the palm oil industry amid global issues.

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31st October – 2nd November 2018

The palm oil industry annual event that held by GAPKI.

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9th – 11st October 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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