Behind the Slowness of Palm Oil Replanting Program

The program launched by the Government in April 2018 to intensively rejuvenate oil palm plantations is still far from expectations, with many smallholders mentioning that the program is still confusing.

2018, A Gloomy Year for Indonesian Palm Oil Industry

2018 may be remembered as the year when Indonesia’s national palm oil output soared high above world demand levels, leading to strong pressure on the prices of the commodity for most of the year.

Introducing Digital Technology into Palm Oil Industry

Many palm oil plantations in Indonesia suffer from a far-from-optimal level of productivity. To overcome some aspects of the problems that have the potential to cause losses, digital applications can be used to help record data and enable real monitoring.

Plenty of Homework Left as Indonesian Palm Oil Industry Enters 2019

“The biggest challenge is the matter of sustainability that needs to be accelerated so that the negative accusations addressed against the palm oil industry could be silenced,” Bangun told The Palm Scribe in a short text message.

What Are The Grievances Against Palm Oil and Do They Actually Stand?

What needs to be ensured is that palm oil production is made sustainable across its entire supply chain.


News Roundup

What Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry

CPO price rebounds

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...

Palm oil exports seen lower

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)...

Less than 20% of replanting target achieved

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...

Press Release

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

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