Consulting Local Communities, Key to ANJ Operations in Papua

“The challenges in Papua are different from other places. Here we face very complex social problems. There are many unclear territorial boundaries between family members and tribes, so we have to fulfill many requirements to expand palm oil commodity,” ANJ Palm Oil CEO Geetha Govindan said.

Support Palm Oil in Vatican City, Luhut Stresses on Its Importance

“We are not begging you, because our country is bigger than yours. We will be the world’s fourth largest economy by 2045-2050,” said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan to European Union.

Activists Demand Special Regulations to Protect Palm Oil Workers

Although palm oil is the country’s largest earner, the small farmers still receive low wages, arbitrary and bad treatment, and in many cases, especially for hired day laborers, no contracts.

Indonesia to Support Palm Oil Industry in Europe

Esselink explained that the EU is currently experiencing confusion and dilemma related to palm oil consumption. “The EU is also aware that palm oil is important, but they have to do something for they are questioned by many parties,” he said.

Impact of European Ban on Palm Oil Import on Indonesia

Fadhil Hasan said EU’s palm oil import ban will not cause fluctuation in palm oil prices because the amount of EU palm oil consumption is relatively small compared to the total world demand for palm oil.


News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

RI gets UN’s support to tackle discrimination against palm oil

Investor Daily, 22 May 2018 Indonesia has received support from two UN organisations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to tackle the European Union's (EU) discrimination against palm oil. There...

When oil palm plantations become medium for diplomacy

Kompas, 21 May 2018 Palm oil is not only about business. Managing oil palms also means managing the biodiversity and the welfare of local people as well as stopping forest encroachment. During a visit to oil palm plantations in Jambi, the European Union (EU)...

Ensuring peatlands stay wet

Kompas, 21 May 2018 Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) Head Nazir Foead reminded forest and plantation concession holders to make use of the remaining days in rainy season to save water to keep peatlands wet ahead of the Asian Games 2018 in Palembang, South Sumatra....

Agriculture industry relies on exports

Bisnis Indonesia, 18 May 2018 Industry Ministry Industry Director General Panggah Susanto said that rupiah depreciation is an opportunity for Indonesia to increase exports. The government relies on export commodities like food and beverages, paper and pulp, and CPO...

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A world without palm oil

At our company’s Kick Off Meeting for this year, I wanted to motivate my colleagues about sustainability, to imbue them with a lofty purpose and make them feel good about working in a palm oil company. ILLUSTRATION. Workers loads palm oil to vehicle at a plantation....




24 APRIL 2018

This conference will discuss EU palm oil import policy and what it will affect Indonesia palm oil industry

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26 – 27 APRIL 2018

This will be an annual event from Borneo GAPKI and establish a platform for all of palm oil stakeholders to gather and discuss happening issues in palm oil industry. This forum will also discuss opportunities, obstacles, challenges, and threats for palm oil industry for sustainability palm oil development in Indonesia.

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5 – 6 JUNE 2018

The SSE aims to facilitate business opportunities as identified by the SDGs and also how the solutions can help create a low carbon future. The event focuses on bringing together regional SMEs on solutions they have that big businesses can adopt and opportunities that investors can fund. The SSE also creates a conducive and collaborative environment for businesses in Singapore and the region to grow together creating a sustainable supply chain that is future proof.

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