InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – On Wednesdday (19/9 /2018), the government officially published Palm oil Moratorium which is summerized in President’s Instruction No. 8 / 2018 Postponement and Evaluation of Palm oil Plantation Moratorium, and the Palm Oil Plantation Productivity Enhancement or Penundaan dan Evaluasi Perizinan Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit, serta Peningkatan Produktivitas Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit and signed by President Joko Widodo.
InfoSAWIT, KOTAWARINGIN TIMUR -The global now demands the sustainable palm oil plantation certification scheme. This is the same as what Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (BGA) Group runs in its Sustainability Policy. To help the people (smallholders) to get the certification which becomes the proof to run sustainability, BGA Group has developed and guided the independent smallholders around the company since 2017.
InfoSAWIT, MAR DEL PLATA– The ministers of G20 members in trade and investment just ended the meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentine on last Friday (14/9/2019). In the meeting, the ministers shared knowledge and experience to reduce the tension in trade and protectionism globally that would influence the economic progress in the world. Delegation of Indonesia was led by Special Staff in International Trade, Ministry of Trade, Lili Yan Ing.
InfoSAWIT, BOGOR - President Joko Widodo,on 14 April 2016 declared to make moratorium to palm oil and coal. It was finally realized by publishing the President’s Instruction No. 8 / 2018 about the Postponement and Evaluation of Palm oil Plantation Moratorium, and the Palm Oil Plantation Productivity Enhancement or Penundaan dan Evaluasi Perizinan Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit, serta Peningkatan Produktivitas Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) recently announced the program“Sekolah Masa Depan”. It is the program to increase the capacity of the students and the teachers in Jakarta and Balikpapan. The program was successful for the first time in Lampung one year ago. The program funded by Louis Dreyfus Foundation would be running in two elementary schools to increase the facility of the school, trainning to the teachers and parents, and involve the students actively.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The investigation done by Greenpeace International revealed that some palm oil supplier companies have destroyed the forests – almost twice as big as Singapore in less than three years. Their palm oil supply is still used by the biggest brands in the world, such as, Unilever, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive, and Mondelez.
InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – The independent smallholders’ productivity is small in numbers still, reaching 16-18 tons of fresh fruit bunch (FFB) per hectare per year. If in average, the FFB could produce about 1,5–2 tons of crude palm oil per hectare per year. Yet the yield is less than 20%.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food did discussion forum,the 4thSMART SEED (Social and Environmental Excellent Development) in Jakarta. SMART SEED is to take the independent suppliers to discuss and share knowledge about sustainable palm oil plantation practices. In this year, the annual discussion of SMART SEED had a theme, "Mempromosikan Industri Sawit yang Berkelanjutan dalam Upaya Mempercepat Pencapaian Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Some palm oil subsidiaries of PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk., got Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificates. The mandatory certificates were given to PT Cakung Permata Nusa, PT Persada Dinamika Lestari, PT Cakradenta Agung Pertiwi in South Kalimantan; PT Palma Plantasindo in East Kalimantan; PT Cipta Agro Nusantara in Central Sulawesi; and PT Palma Plantasindo in East Kalimantan. Besides companies, there are business in union too (Sumber Rejeki) which is developed by PT Ekadura Indonesia, Pekanbaru.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) Commission gave the ISPO certificate to the subsidiary of PT Austindo Nusantara Jaya Tbk (ANJ), PT Kayung Agro Lestari (KAL) as one of 67 companies and unions passing the assessment process in this year.
InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – The implementation of ‘Peremajaan Sawit Rakyat’ (PSR) Program or the Smallholders Replanting Program, that the government run since in the end of 2017 is to increase their productivity. In the beginning, the target of PSR reached 20 thousand hectares only but it gets wider to be 185 thousand hectares in 2018.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Palm oil is the target in trade war in many countries, namely Europe by accusing, it damages the environment, triggers the green house gas, makes deforestation, raises children labor, and others. The mainstay commodity in Indonesia could not be sold in other countries, namely palm oil biodiesel. If it is forbidden, namely the derivative products, t
InfoSAWIT, Central Kalimantan –The smallholders in Indonesia successfully got Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate after passing long and sustainable process. It is the group or Kelompok Tani (Poktan) TENERA getting RSPO certificate based on the sustainable cultivation from 223 hectare areas.
InfoSAWIT, Central Kalimantan–The smallholders joining the group, Kelompok Tani (Poktan) TENERA, in Village of Hampalit, Sub district of Katingan Hilir, District of Katingan, Central Kalimantan Province, succeeded to get Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate. It is planned that today (18/9) Poktan TENERA would get the certificate from the Director of RSPO Indonesia, Tiur Rumondang.
InfoSAWIT, VANCOUVER -Canada, 10 September 2018. The bear in Canada and Orangutan Sumatra in Aceh now live in peace. The white bears which is known as Spirit Bear live in Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia Province, Canada.
InfoSAWIT, MEDAN – The oleochemical industry of Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food celebrated its 25th annivesary by introducing its new brand, Sinar Mas Oleochemical.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Wilmar fully supports the Filling MachineAnjungan Minyak Goreng Hygienist Otomatis (AMH-o) inaugurated by Minister of Trade, Indonesia, Enggartiasto Lukita, on Saturday (16/9/2018) in Bandung. The cooking palm oil filling machine is designed to implement the Regulation of Minister of Trade, No. 9/M-DAG/PER/2/2016 that obliges cooking oil distribution in simple packaging.
InfoSAWIT, BANDUNG– The government through Ministry of Trade appreciated PT Pindad that has created a palm oil machine, called, Anjungan Minyak Goreng Higienis Otomatis (AMH-O). Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita told it when launching the AMH-O machine in the office of PT. Pindad Bandung, West Java, Saturday, (15/9/2018) where InfoSAWIT did attend too.
"By this machine, the people could be easier to get hygienic, and healthy
InfoSAWIT, KALBAR – Head of Village of Lembah Hijau 2, Tri Gunawan said, the ‘Desa Siaga Api’ program and the making of ‘Masyarakat Peduli Api’ have helped the villagers to prevent the fire in the forest and areas. Days before, in every year in the village, the fire kept happening. “Years before, in every single year, there should be fire in the areas. But now, we could prevent it. In the future, we keep trying our best to prevent it,” he said.
InfoSAWIT, KALBAR -CEO Perkebunan Sinar Mas in West Kalimantan, Susanto Yang said, there are three main goals to make‘Desa Siaga Api’. The first, it is to take the people participatory to prevent the fire in the forest and areas and also as the efforts so that the people are aware of the impact of the fire and change their behaviour.