Indonesian Students Turn Oil Palm Bunches to Diabetic Bandages

Some people might think that complex problems need complex solutions. But for those trying to do what they can do best in their profession, a simple innovation may offer a solution to bigger problems. Amid the gloom besetting the palm oil industry, with low prices,...

Think-tank Calls on European Parliament, Commission to Protect Citizens from Fake News on Palm Oil

ForFreeChoice, an Italy-based think-tank is calling on the European Parliament and Commission to step in and protect its citizens from misleading claims by companies that says "Free from Palm Oil” products guaranteed customers healthier food and less environmental...

From Coca to Cacao, The Transformation of Chazuta

The Palm Scribe Content Manager, Bhimanto Suwastoyo, was selected by the UNDP's Good Growth Journalism Initiative to visit Peru with other journalists around the world to see how Peru is coping with the growth of palm oil. This long story is part of the requirement to...

Indonesian Banks Play Important Roles in Achieving Palm Oil Sustainability

As demand for sustainable financing grows, Indonesian banks are trying to contribute to the battle against deforestation and against other environmental and social issues in the palm oil sector, by requiring clients to comply with palm oil sustainability standards,...

UNDP picks The Palm Scribe to join Sustainability Training and Good Growth Conference in Peru

The UNDP has selected The Palm Scribe as one of two Asian media organizations to attend its Good Growth Conference in Peru. Bhimanto Suwastoyo, the content manager for The Palm Scribe is one of eight journalists selected globally to learn more about how journalists...

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The Argument for Palm Oil: Less is More

The Argument for Palm Oil: Less is More

Indonesia’s announcement that it plans to make permanent a moratorium on new forest clearing for oil palm plantations or logging, already repeatedly extended since 2011, is a bold move that will allow the industry to focus on boosting productivity but also diffuse a...


Nazir Foead: Challenges in Planting Oil Palm on Peatland

Our Story: How Palm Oil Changed Our Lives

Konsultasi Dengan Masyarakat Setempat Kunci Bagi Operasi ANJ di Papua

News Roundup

Summaries of what Indonesian newspapers are reporting about the industry.

Press Release

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

Malaysia eyeing Middle East, Africa

Bisnis Indonesia, 27 March 2019 Malaysia's Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the Malaysian Palm Oil Council had begun surveying potential crude palm oil (CPO) markets in the Middle East and Africa. Primary Industries Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul had...

India pledges to promote Indonesian CPO

Kompas, 26 March 2019 India has pledged to promote crude palm oil (CPO) as sustainable oil in the country amid various negative campaigns directed towards the commodity. India is the main importer of Indonesia's CPO with an average of 6.7 million metric tons a year....

Palm oil production seen up slightly

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...