Astra Agro Approves Final Dividend Payment, Appoints New President Director

  Shareholders of Astra Agro Lestari, an agriculture unit of diversified conglomerate Astra International, approved a final dividend payment of Rp 900 billion ($67.7 million),...

Indonesian Parliament: New EU peat regulation has negative domino effect

  Much to the delight of the foreign NGOs the new EU peat swamp regulations is triggering a trade war and sours bilateral relationships between...

Malaysia Palm Planters Face Labor Shortage as Indonesia Workers Stay Away

  Malaysian palm oil planters say they are bracing for a severe labor shortage, with workers who typically stream over the border from neighboring Indonesia...

Despite Being Despised, Govt Should Support Palm Oil Industry

  Indonesia is the second largest global palm oil producer after Malaysia and some other African countries. Palm oil economic value worth USD 18.1 billion...

EU Palm Oil Restrictions Risk Sparking Trade Spat

  The European Parliament is set to back a ban on use of palm oil for biofuels, in a bid to protect rainforests, but exporters...

Indonesian government caught APP red-handed

  Three top officials from the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry have caught red-handed the first perpetrator of peat violations since the issuance...

Greenpeace: Indonesian government accuses NGO’s creating fake news

  A press release posted on the Greenpeace website (Mar 29) claims that an unannounced inspection by the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry of logging concession PT...

Scientists Warn Amazon Peatland Could Face ‘Environmental Disaster’ Due to Palm Oil Threat

  An area of recently discovered peatland in South America needs to protected from the region’s burgeoning palm oil sector if it is to avoid...

Sawit Watch Questioned The Credibility of The Forestry Professor of IPB

  Executive Director of Sawit Watch, Inda Fatinaware questioned the research result and the credibity of a professor by saying that palm oil is not...

Finger Pointed at Felda for Ties with Controversial Palm Oil Company

  It turns out that some major Malaysian palm oil companies are among the biggest buyers from controversial supplier PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJT)...
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