The Indonesian government is also currently encouraging its own palm oil sustainability scheme, the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) to assure the sustainability of the palm oil industry. However, most smallholders still face many obstacles, administrative and or financial, in obtaining certification.
The definition of what a forest entails can substantially impact the estimate of deforestation and forest destruction as well as in estimating the real culprit behind deforestation.
Indonesian Palm Oil Farmer Union (SPKS) Chairman Mansuetus Darto on Tuesday (24/7) called on the government to set a bottom price for the purchase of oil palm fresh fruit bunch (FFB) by mills at Rp1,500 per kilogram to assure the survival of oil palm farmers and their family.
Regulations on the management of financial assistance in the Indonesian palm oil sector need to be reviewed because it is not efficient and tended to rather make it difficult for smallholders who should be the main subject in the country’s palm oil economy, a research by a regulation and policy consultancy showed.
Chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Farmer Union (SPKS), Mansuetus Darto Wojtyla Alsy Hanu, strongly believes that to push Indonesian palm oil smallholders to adopt sustainable agricultural practices, the government needed to provide appropriate incentives.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced on Monday, (16/7) it was reinstating Nestlé membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100 percent RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023.
The French Advertising Deontology Jury (JDP) has ruled in favor of the Indonesian Government in the case of a complaint filed against a palm oil advertisement published in the French city of Lyon, the Indonesian trade ministry said.
Environmental watchdog Greenpeace is accusing palm oil giant Wilmar Group of engaging in deforestation in Indonesia’s Papua through Gama Group which it is believed to be affiliated with.
“There are also many opportunities for industry players and consumers in Indonesia to increase the demand for CSPO and achieve the RSPO vision to make sustainable palm oil the norm,” said Darrel to Palm Scribe.
“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.