CPOPC Faces Difficult Task in Pushing for Palm Oil Sustainability Acceptance

The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) is facing a difficult task in developing a sustainable palm oil industry and pushing for acceptance of the commodity globally, its outgoing Executive Director Mahendra Siregar, said.

Green Cheater

Greenpeace continues to deceive citizens with its fundraising campaign. After the recent sideshows in front of supermarkets, our heroes decided to chain themselves in front of Mondelez’s factories in Northern Italy and protest again palm oil giant Wilmar using the catchphrase: “No to Palm Oil! that Kills Forests.”

Facing the Challenges Towards a Sustainable Indonesian Palm Oil

Despite the efforts and hard work of many in the Indonesian palm oil industry to make sustainability a norm, this major Indonesian commodity continues to become the target of incessant attacks and accusations from many corners, being labeled as a destroyer of the environment and especially forests.

Greenpeace or GreenWar?

Greenpeace’s campaign is a war against palm oil. This is not the way to support a sustainable supply chain.

RSPO Admits Important Roles of Palm Oil Smallholders

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is committed to focus on achieving better market transformation in the palm oil industry and, therefore, attracting as many participating smallholders, whose roles are important to this sector, as possible.

News

News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

Smallholders demand benefits from government’s B20 policy

The Jakarta Post, 7 December 2018 Oil Palm Farmers Union (SPKS) Chair Mansuetus Darto said smallholders, who are responsible for 43% of Indonesia's oil palm plantations at 14.3 million hectares, received unfair treatment despite the industry gaining the government's...

Downstream program in a pinch

Kontan Harian, 7 December 2018 The downstream palm oil industry does not welcome the Finance Ministerial Regulation No. 152/PMK.05/2018 positively as the regulation is deemed unfriendly to domestic downstream program. Indonesian Vegetable Oil Association (GIMNI)...

Fund management needs fixing

Kompas, 7 December 2018 Oil Palm Farmers Union (SPKS) Secretary General Mansuetus Darto on Thursday (6 December) argued the government should leverage the issuance of the new regulation on export levies to fix the management of palm oil fund levy, especially for the...

Effectivity of CPO as barter item

Bisnis Indonesia, 7 December 2018 Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) Trade and Promotion Division Head Master P. Tumanggor appreciated government's decision to include crude palm oil (CPO) as a barter item in every trade mission. However, national palm oil...

Press Release

The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry.

PROFILE

Green Economy Development for Palm Oil Industry

“Existing policies, whatever their form, must be directed towards strengthening the capacity and productivity of planters, including access to markets and financing, while at the same time support an agriculture that guarantees environmental conservation,” Fitrian said.

SPECIAL REPORTS

Orchid conservation in palm oil

Orchids are well known as elegant flowers across the world and is widely prized. There are hundreds of varieties of orchids, including many that only can be found in the wild and are rare. But orchids, especially the wild varieties, are victims of their own...

OPINION

Boycott the boycott

Supermarket chain Iceland Foods’ anti-palm oil Christmas campaign, which s become viral after it was banned from TV in the United Kingdom for breaching political advertising rules, is a populist strategy that actually misleads consumers by failing to provide some important science-based information, argues the Rome-based For Free Choice Institute.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY DIRECTIVE II SEMINAR

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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14TH INDONESIA PALM OIL CONFERENCE

31 Oktober – 2 November 2018

The palm oil industry annual event that held by GAPKI.

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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS EXPO

9 – 11 Oktober 2018

This conference is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Asia that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of North Sumatera, Medan to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry.

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