The number of stakeholders of the Indonesian palm oil industry is warning of the high risk of layoffs following almost a year of weak world palm oil prices, others remained adamant that the current situation was not yet that bad.read more
The Indonesian palm oil sector is stepping up pressure against environmental watchdog Greenpeace which is accused of not only attacking the nation’s sovereignty but also of threatening the livelihood of millions of palm oil farmers and plantation workers through its recent series of anti-palm oil campaign.read more
Indonesian palm oil farmers are calling on the government to reduce the export levy on palm oil exports and derivative products as the price o the commodity in world markets continued to weaken, causing suffering for the farmers.read more
Palm oil giant Wilmar International Limited aired its extreme disappointment at Greenpeace’s recent protest onboard a palm oil tanker off the coast of Spain, saying that the environmental organization preferred to seek publicity rather than work constructively with the palm oil industry.read more
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.read more
After a long arduous journey by truck and boat in the oppressive heat of the tropics, six hirsute orangutans were finally released from their cages and allowed to taste freedom for the first time in a long while, swinging from branch to branch in a forested island in Central Kalimantan.read more
What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry
Bisnis Indonesia, 31 December 2018 The price of crude palm oil (CPO) has rebounded following India's plan to cut its import duty starting from January 1. The benchmark CPO contract at the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange (MDE) rose 15 points (0.71%) to 2,120 ringgit per...
Kontan Harian, 20 December 2018 The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) estimated crude palm oil (CPO) exports at around $19.50 billion this year, down 19% from $22.97 billion in 2017. However, Gapki Executive Director Mukti Sardjono on Wednesday (December 19)...
Kompas, 20 December 2018 The Indonesian government plans to begin lobbying the Indian government to lower its import duty on crude palm oil (CPO) derivatives from January 1, 2019. India currently charges a 45% import duty on Malaysian CPO derivatives, lower than the...
Bisnis Indonesia, 20 December 2018 The Agriculture Ministry estimated only less than 20% of 185,000 hectares of smallholders' oil palm plantations would've been replanted this year. Agriculture Ministry Plantation Director General Bambang on the sidelines of a...
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Chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Farmer Union (SPKS), Mansuetus Darto Wojtyla Alsy Hanu, strongly believes that to push Indonesian palm oil smallholders to adopt sustainable agricultural practices, the government needed to provide appropriate incentives.
“There are also many opportunities for industry players and consumers in Indonesia to increase the demand for CSPO and achieve the RSPO vision to make sustainable palm oil the norm,” said Darrel to Palm Scribe.
Oil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of Borneo. Towering rainforests have been chopped down and the land turned into a monotonous monoculture of plantations, the principle source of palm oil. In the Malaysian region of Sabah, in the north of the...
Palm oil is the most widely-produced vegetable oil in the world. Which means, most of the packaged products currently shelved at general stores all over the world contain a derivative of palm oil, including cooking oil, biscuits, and cosmetics. Now comes the hard...
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.
The good intentions of a new political party, the Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) to defend the weakening rupiah and efforts to boost state revenues has unfortunately stumbled on the choice of subject to illustrate it – palm oil.
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