Think-tank Calls on European Parliament, Commission to Protect Citizens from Fake News on Palm Oil

ForFreeChoice, an Italy-based think-tank is calling on the European Parliament and Commission to step in and protect its citizens from misleading claims by companies that says "Free from Palm Oil” products guaranteed customers healthier food and less environmental...

From Coca to Cacao, The Transformation of Chazuta

The Palm Scribe Content Manager, Bhimanto Suwastoyo, was selected by the UNDP's Good Growth Journalism Initiative to visit Peru with other journalists around the world to see how Peru is coping with the growth of palm oil. This long story is part of the requirement to...

Indonesian Banks Play Important Roles in Achieving Palm Oil Sustainability

As demand for sustainable financing grows, Indonesian banks are trying to contribute to the battle against deforestation and against other environmental and social issues in the palm oil sector, by requiring clients to comply with palm oil sustainability standards,...

UNDP picks The Palm Scribe to join Sustainability Training and Good Growth Conference in Peru

The UNDP has selected The Palm Scribe as one of two Asian media organizations to attend its Good Growth Conference in Peru. Bhimanto Suwastoyo, the content manager for The Palm Scribe is one of eight journalists selected globally to learn more about how journalists...

Palm Oil Sustainability: Whose Business Is It?

Environmentalists and lately the European Commission have been relentless in attacking the palm oil industry in Indonesia for its alleged lack of sustainability - which covers a glossary of wrongs such as deforestation, planting on peat, exploitation of labor,...

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The Argument for Palm Oil: Less is More

The Argument for Palm Oil: Less is More

Indonesia’s announcement that it plans to make permanent a moratorium on new forest clearing for oil palm plantations or logging, already repeatedly extended since 2011, is a bold move that will allow the industry to focus on boosting productivity but also diffuse a...


Nazir Foead: Challenges in Planting Oil Palm on Peatland

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News Roundup

Summaries of what Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry.

Press Release

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

Resurrecting downstream palm oil industry

Bisnis Indonesia, 5 April 2019 The downstream palm oil industry has been suffering from stagnancy ever since the government decided to keep export duty of crude palm oil at zero at the end of 2018. On Tuesday (April 2), Indonesian Vegetable Oil Association (Gimni)...

Paris Agreement to protect people

Kompas, 30 March 2019 It has been suggested that Indonesia follow its commitment to improve governance of oil palm plantations, rather than threatening the European Union to leave the Paris Agreement. Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi) National Executive Climate...

CPO price weaken due to oversupply

Bisnis Indonesia, 13 February 2019 The benchmark crude palm oil contract for April delivery at the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 0.53% or 12 points to 2,254 ringgit per metric ton on Tuesday's (February 12) close. Asia Trade Point Futures analyst Deddy Yusuf...

Look at palm oil problems as a whole

Kompas, 12 February 2019 The government should read in detail the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on palm oil and biodiversity. The report found that while palm oil is more efficient than other kinds of vegetable oil, expansion of oil palm...