“There are two sectors which up until now have not been well supervised in relations to the palm oil industry, that is the retail and manufacturer, which supply chain still tend not to apply sustainable policy,” Putra Agung, Program Manager Sustainable Palm Oil with World Wild Life (WWF) Indonesia said.read more
The British public broadcaster British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has recently come out with its latest documentary on the orangutans of Borneo, Red Ape which focused on the impact of the expansion of oil palm plantations and called for a consumer ban on the edible oil. But is the situation actually as dire as it is pictured for the orangutans?read more
In 2021, global palm oil prices are expected to enter a bullish environment because of lower production in the world’s two top producers, said Rabobank’s latest report.read more
The Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI) said on its official website on Wednesday (6/6) that oil palm plantations in Indonesia absorbed some 2.2 billion tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) every year.read more
“The fact is that conservation will not “survive” without business and business will not sustain without conservation,” ANJ’s eastern region conservation manager Al Zaki told The Palm Scribe.read more
“We know the key challenge here is the lack of access to education. Schools have been built but there is a lack of resources,” Rengganis told The Palm Scribe. She explained that parents in Papua do care about their children’s education but they are constrained by lack of facilities.read more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
Media Indonesia, 22 June 2018 Forest and land fires are predicted to reach its peak in July and August. Eight provinces, which are Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Riau, North Sumatra, South Sumatra, and Jambi have declared...
Investor Daily, 22 June 2018 The Environment and Forestry Ministry claimed that agrosilvofishery can restore damaged peat ecosystem. Environment and Forestry Ministry Research and Development Agency (BP2LHK) Palembang Chapter researcher Bastoni said that...
Investor Daily, 22 June 2018 Agriculture Ministry Plantation Directorate General Plantation Product Marketing Director Dedi Junaedi on Thursday (June 21) said that the number of oil palm seeds prepared for replanting programme reached 35 million seedlings, exceeding...
The Jakarta Post, 19 June 2018 After outcry from Indonesia and Malaysia, the European Union has seemingly softened its stance on the use of palm oil in biofuel, extending the deadline for the phasing out of palm oil in transport fuels to 2030. While the Indonesian...
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...
Pangkalan Bun, 8 November 2017 – PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk. (SSMS) has published a new Sustainability Policy that will be followed by a Sustainability Road Map by the end of December 2017, committing the company to a more specific set of time-bound commitments....
“Here (in Papua), each region has a different level of awareness. Our Papuan community is unique. We are facing a society that has a big gap in their level of education as some of them live in the remote areas,” explained Fransisca.
“People involved in the palm oil industry rarely want to introspect themselves and no one is firmly watching, despite the very strict rules of this industry,” said the woman who has a doctorate degree from Aston University, Birmingham, England in the field of Chemistry.
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....
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...
UK supermarket chain Iceland has announced it will ban the use of palm oil in all its brands. Is this a laudable or misguided effort in making the industry sustainable?
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.
BORNEO PALM OIL FORUM
This will be an annual event from Borneo GAPKI and establish a platform for all of palm oil stakeholders to gather and discuss happening issues in palm oil industry. This forum will also discuss opportunities, obstacles, challenges, and threats for palm oil industry for sustainability palm oil development in Indonesia.
SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO
The SSE aims to facilitate business opportunities as identified by the SDGs and also how the solutions can help create a low carbon future. The event focuses on bringing together regional SMEs on solutions they have that big businesses can adopt and opportunities that investors can fund. The SSE also creates a conducive and collaborative environment for businesses in Singapore and the region to grow together creating a sustainable supply chain that is future proof.