The Palm Scribe

Burning Kalimantan Areas May Soon See Respite with Artificial Rains

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Office (BMKG) said that the western part of Indonesia, including Sumatra…

Palm Oil Watchdog Wants Govt to Declare State of Emergency Over Forest Fire 

The forest and ground fires that have been raging in Sumatra and Kalimantan for weeks now,…

Satellite Data Show Indonesian Fires Mostly in Non-Concession Areas

Photo: Envato Global Forest Watch Fires, a platform monitoring forest and ground fires across the globe…

Indonesia Struggles Against Forest Fires as Schools Close Down, Flights Cancelled

Indonesian authorities in several provinces in Sumatera and Borneo islands are struggling to control forest fires…

RSPO’s Grievance Mechanism Provides Checks & Balances for Stakeholders

It’s definitely not easy to govern a multi-stakeholder organization such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm…

One Million Hectares of Palm Oil Plantations Found in Primary Forests and Peatland

The Sustainable Madani Foundation said that it has found more than one million hectares of palm…

2018 RSPO P&C Provides Stronger Support for Rights of Communities, Smallholders, and Workers

Photo: ANJ The latest Principles and Criteria (P&C) of the world’s largest recognized palm oil sustainability…

RSPO Seeks to Draw More Smallholders into the Sustainability Fold

Photo: AFP The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s most widely recognized global certification…

GAPKI wants all members to be ISPO Certified by 2020

The Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI) said that it was aiming for all its…

Indonesian NGOs Calls on Legislative to drop Palm Oil Draft Bill

An alliance of a number of Indonesian Non-Governmental Organizations is calling on the National Legislative Council…