The Palm Scribe

Experts Want Balanced Assessment of Ecological Impact of All Vegetable Oils

A team of leading international experts is calling for closer scrutiny on the environmental impact of…

Indonesian Palm Oil Output and Exports drops in January 2021, Domestic Consumption up

Indonesia produced and exported respectively 7.1 percent and 7.7 percent less palm oil in January 2021…

AAK Uses Satellite Monitoring to Support Zero Deforestation of its Palm Oil Supply

Swedish-Danish vegetable oils and fats producer AAK AB (publ.) has taken a major step forward in…

GAPKI Forms Taskforce to Speed Up Oil Palm Replanting for Plasma Smallholders

The Indonesian Palm Oil Producer Association (GAPKI) has formed a taskforce to help accelerate the replanting…

Result of Swiss Referendum Must Push Indonesian Palm Oil to be More Sustainable

With a recent Swiss referendum agreeing to continue a trade agreement between Indonesia and the European…

Digitalization Helps to Scale Up Smallholder Participation in Sustainable Palm Oil Drive

Independent oil palm smallholders are becoming an increasingly important force in the global palm oil sector,…

Be More Proactive in Campaigning for Palm Oil in Consumer Countries: Ministers tell CPOPC

Ministers of member countries of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) are calling on…

Switzerland Grants Indonesia $65M in Development Aid, Including for Palm Oil Sector 

The Swiss government has allocated grant funding of $65 million to Indonesia, some of which will…

Greening the Indonesian Smallholder Palm Oil Sector: a Multi-Stakeholder Effort

Smallholder are increasingly identified as important actors in the deforestation of forest and peatland in Indonesia,…

Indonesia’s Oil Palm Replanting Program Only Met 52% of Target For 2020

The Indonesian government only managed to replant slightly more than half its targeted 180,000 hectares of…