The Palm Scribe

Plantation expansion permit may not be issued

Bisnis Indonesia, 29 November 2018

The Agriculture Ministry may not issue any expansion permit for oil palm plantation even after the Presidential Instruction No. 8/2018 on new permit moratorium ends in the next three years. Agriculture Ministry Plantation Director General Bambang on Wednesday (November 28) confirmed that the ministry will stop issuing expansion permit for oil palm plantations as they collect land data. He said that the government will not focus on expanding oil palm plantations in the future, instead, they will focus on improving productivity to produce six to nine metric tons of crude palm oil (CPO) per hectare.

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