Indonesia lobbies India over CPO

Kompas, 22 February 2019 Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita on the sidelines of the 4th India-ASEAN Expo and Summit in New Delhi, India, on Thursday (February 21) said Indonesia may suffer a significant decrease in crude palm oil (CPO) derivatives exports to India,...

Malaysia ready to fight for palm oil

Bisnis Indonesia, 21 February 2019 Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said the European Union wanted to kick crude palm oil out of the region, as cited from “Bloomberg” on Wednesday (February 20). Thus, Malaysia, the world’s...

Roadmap to improve palm oil productivity

Kompas, 20 February 2019 The government needs to develop a roadmap to guide the implementation of the Presidential Instruction No.8/2018 on Moratorium and Evaluation of Oil Palm Plantation Permit and Productivity Improvement of Oil Palm Plantations, Oil Palm Farmers...

Large companies yet to stand by smallholders

Bisnis Indonesia, 19 February 2019 Palm oil companies haven’t yet fully complied with the current regulation that requires them to allocate at least 20% of their concession areas for smallholders. Calculated using the regulation, smallholders are then expected...