Wilmar, accused by Greenpeace in the report as having continued to buy palm oil from companies deforesting Indonesia’s rainforests, is reaffirming that it was not buying from firms with no deforestation commitment.
The good intentions of a new political party, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) to defend the weakening rupiah and efforts to boost state revenues has unfortunately stumbled on the choice of subject to illustrate it – palm oil.
It may now be time for our palm oil industry to realize the importance of good communication. The importance for the industry to tell its own narratives.
Several bus and truck operators have also aired worries that an inconsistent fuel quality, including inadequate or excessive mixture levels or water contamination, could result in damage to the engines.
Palm Oil’s high productivity and efficiency as a crop are what is making it the continuous targets of hostilities from outside of the industry and the country, an executive of the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (GAPKI) is saying.
Indonesia’s exports of palm oil and its derivatives, excluding oleochemicals and biodiesel, dropped by six percent to 14.6 million tons in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period in the previous year, the Indonesian Association of Palm oil Producers (GAPKI) said on Tuesday(21/8).
The biodiversity corridor is deemed necessary to connect the Sungai Putri forest block and the Gunung Palung National Park to allow the natural dispersal and connectivity between these two main orangutan populations.
Sawit Watch is saying that exploitation of workers continues to take place in a number of plantations of the Sinar Mas Group, while the company is retorting that time is needed to put order into the complex problems on the field and that conditions there are not as simple nor as bad as pictured.
The Secretary-General of the Indonesian Association of Coconut Processing Industry (HIPKI) Donatus Gede Sabon is warning of the dangers and vulnerability of an economy that is heavily relying on a single commodity, in this case, palm oil.
While the Indonesian government says the country’s oil palm plantations cover some 14 million hectares, a study conducted by palm oil industry watchdog Sawit Watch puts the figure much higher, at more than million hectares.