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.
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?
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 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.
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.
In addition to market access, the agreement guarantees legal certainty, the protection of intellectual property and the dismantling of non-tariff barriers to trade.
A group of students from the Ten November Institute of Technology (ITS) in Surabaya, East Java, has discovered ways to produce self-compacting concrete using waste from palm oil production, a report quoted by the Indonesian Association of Palm Oil Producers (GAPKI) said on Friday (14/12).
What needs to be ensured is that palm oil production is made sustainable across its entire supply chain.
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.”
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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.
Kompas, 2 March 2019 The government has adjusted the reference price of crude palm oil (CPO) to $595.98 per metric ton, which took effect on March 1. According to the Finance Ministerial Regulation (PMK) No.152/2018 on Service Fee of Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund...
Bisnis Indonesia, 2 March 2019 The government's decision to keep export duty of crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivatives at zero may hinder the replanting program, considering that some of the export duty collected by the Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDPKS) is...
Bisnis Indonesia, 4 March 2019 Palm oil business players are preparing to fight against the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II initiated by the European Union (EO), which accuse palm oil players of deforestation and indirect land use change (ILUC). Indonesian Palm...
Kontan Harian, 7 February 2019 Indonesian palm oil business players express objection towards the European Union's plan to remove palm oil from its vegetable fuel list. They refused to participate in discussions on Indirect Land Usage Change (ILUC) concept initiated...
Bisnis Indonesia, 7 February 2019 Indonesian Palm Oil Association (Gapki) Chair Joko Supriyono on the sidelines of 2018 Palm Oil Industry Evaluation and 2019 Estimation on Wednesday (February 6) said crude palm oil production was projected at 49.5 million metric tons...
Bisnis Indonesia, 7 February 2019 Indonesian Vegetable Oil Association (Gimni) Executive Director Sahat Sinaga said Indonesia should increase downstream palm oil products. He suggested the government offer special incentives such as imposing different export levies on...