Palm oil Producer PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk. (ANJ) is aiming at a 6.1 percent rise in its production of Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) to 774,567 tons this year while its output of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) is targeted to rise by 4.3 percent to 219,284 tons.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of several challenges by Indonesia to anti-dumping duties imposed on its biodiesel exports to the European Union, saying the measures needed to be changed.
Stock remained stable from early in the year and only rose slightly at the end of the year. The stock of Indonesian palm oil by end of 2017 stood at 4.02 million tons.
if such a pattern was applied, free electricity could be enjoyed by the community around the plantation company as long as the mill continued to operate. That would encourage closer and better relations with the local community.
If the ban is applied, Indonesia as the world’s largest CPO producer, clearly stands to be deeply affected. Indonesia produced around 39 millions of CPO in 2017. During the first nine months of that year, its exports of CPO to Europe rose by 38 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.
The Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI) is calling on the government to revitalize its transmigration program which had in the past successfully helped improve the welfare of people and oil palm farmers in the regions.
The European Parliament is due to vote on the future of renewable energy, including from palm oil coming from Indonesia, on January 17, 2018, a press release said.
The country’s sprawling expanse of oil palm plantation has the potential of being able to support a healthy growth of the national cattle population through programs integrating land for oil palm plantation and for cattle breeding.
The call was made in response to the intense expansion of palm oil plantations across Indonesia, which already has the most extensive palm oil plantation surface in the world with around 16.1 million hectares (Sawit Watch, 2017).