The Palm Scribe is a platform to serve the palm oil industry by helping it foster a healthier and more constructive public discourse on the industry.
Although Indonesia can still raise its domestic consumption of palm oil, exports would remain the main absorber for the commodity. As the world’s top producer for palm oil, there is a need to open new markets considering the many challenges currently faced in the...
Indonesian palm oil company Asian Agri has been named as the best first-time performers in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Hong Kong and Southeast Asia Award 2018, the company said on Friday (1/2).
Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI) said on Monday that the third Borneo Palm Oil Forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the palm oil sector in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo island, will be held in West Kalimantan in March 2019.
Singapore-based major palm oil producer Musim Mas has topped the Green Cats scorecard that ranks major palm oil companies around the world based on traceability and transparent policies, and their progress toward achieving globally-recognized policies to reduce their impact on deforestation.
The Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) said that PT. London Sumatera could not, as it has announced, resign from the sustainability organization because the membership is held not by the company itself but by its mother company, PT Salim Ivomas.
Reports showing that UK-based supermarket giant Iceland has continued to sell own-brand products containing palm oil despite having pledged to stop doing so by the end of 2018. This illustrates not only the pervasive use of palm oil but also how difficult it is to replace it with a better, more environmentally-friendly alternative.
Attacks and criticism against Indonesia’s palm oil sector have so far zeroed in on large corporations while overlooking smallholders who manage a sizeable chunk of the country’s oil palm plantation.
Indonesia posted lower exports and production of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and its derivatives in November 2018, with drops of four and eight percent respectively compared to the previous month.
The year 2018 can now be remembered as the year palm oil, including in Indonesia, fetched weak prices for most of the year, causing woes and suffering for millions of smallholders. What are the lessons that can be drawn from this?
What needs to be ensured is that palm oil production is made sustainable across its entire supply chain.
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.
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Summaries of what Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry.
The Palm Scribe compiles press releases from various parties in the palm oil industry here.
Bisnis Indonesia, 20 February 2019 The government's plan to revoke value-added tax (PPN) imposition on selected agricultural commodities may help to lighten oil palm farmers' burden. Finance Ministry Fiscal Policy Agency Head Suahasil Nazara said on Tuesday (February...
Kontan Harian, 19 February 2019 Incumbent presidential candidate Joko Widodo said the government will gradually step up its biofuel program until 100%. He said during the presidential debate in Jakarta on Sunday (February 17) that the program was meant to reduce oil...
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 to...
Bisnis Indonesia, 12 February 2019 Malaysia's palm oil stockpiles fell to 3 million metric tons in January. According to "Bloomberg", the benchmark crude palm oil (CPO) contract for April delivery on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange (MDEX) fell 1.05% to 2,266 ringgit...
Bisnis Indonesia, 8 February 2019 The Agriculture Ministerial Regulation No.5/2019 on Agriculture Business Permit causes a confusion to palm oil producers because the regulation requires companies to submit all the required documents at once in order to receive...
Gabungan Pengusaha Kelapa Sawit Indonesia (GAPKI) REFLEKSI INDUSTRI KELAPA SAWIT 2018 DAN PROSPEK 2019
Sawitku Sayang, Sawitku Semakin Tertantang. Kiasan ini cukup tepat untuk mewakili perjalanan industri sawit Indonesia tahun 2018. Industri yang notabene menjadi mesin penghasil devisa terbesar Indonesia, menghadapi fluktuasi harga yang menurun, produksi yang melimpah...