West Papua Challenges in Becoming Conservation Province

West Papua is again committed to making 70% of its area a conservation area. This was expressed by West Papua Governor Dominggus Madacan at the International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecotourism and Creative Economy (ICBE) 2018.

ICBE 2018: Conservation for all Papua Areas

This agreement is an important step for the two provinces with abundant natural resources and biodiversity while facing various challenges, such as the low capacity of human resources, deforestation, changes in land functions, tenurial conflicts, and so on.

Is Greenpeace Outrageous?

Recently environmental activist organization Greenpeace has aggressively thrown accusations against private palm oil giant Wilmar and occupied its oil refinery, an action the palm oil company referred as an act of trespassing and vandalism.

What Do You Know About B20?

The Government inaugurated the use of 20-percent biodiesel or B20 on August 31, 2018, aiming to reduce the cost of importing diesel fuel. Majority of people, however, fill their diesel-powered vehicles with diesel fuel without knowing its content.

Is It The Final Countdown For The Anti-Palm Oil Faction?

The Greenpeace reports also fell into the trap of traditional grievances against palm oil that are no longer relevant. It claims that the production of the commodity is rapidly pushing deforestation and depleting forests.

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Moratorium, What Do They Say?

The issuance of Presidential Instruction No. 8/2018 regarding the moratorium on permits for oil palm plantations was warmly welcomed by environmental activists, with a note that more improvements are still needed.

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What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

Oil palm farmers must obtain sustainability certificate

Kompas, 19 September 2018 Oil palm farmers must obtain sustainability certificate to change the paradigm in managing oil palm plantations. Besides increasing the plantations' production and quality, the certificate urges farmers to have environmental awareness and...

Land legality controversy

Bisnis Indonesia, 19 September 2018 The plan to intensify the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification as a counter strategy against negative campaign is hampered by legality issue and overlapping land-use. Agriculture Ministry Plantations Director General...

People’s plantations replanting programme to sustain productivity

Investor Daily, 18 September 2018 The Agriculture Ministry began replanting oil palm plantations in Ujung Tanjung village, Sungai Bahar district, Muaro Jambi, regency, Jambi on Monday (September 10). The oil palm plantation replanting programme is very important to...

People’s plantations replanting programme to sustain productivity

Investor Daily, 18 September 2018 The Agriculture Ministry began replanting oil palm plantations in Ujung Tanjung village, Sungai Bahar district, Muaro Jambi, regency, Jambi on Monday (September 10). The oil palm plantation replanting programme is very important to...

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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...

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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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