InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -From its geographic, Indonesia and Malaysia tend to have similarities. The two have too in the industrial plantation. One superior commodity planted in both countries is palm oil
InfoSAWIT, BALI -Many negative opinions about palm oil may happen for the minimal data of information. It is important to get the big data by involving hundreds of thousand respondents. In addition, lots of official data could be explored.
InfoSAWIT, BALI -According to the research result from Gabungan Kelompok Tani (Gapoktan) TanjungSehatiin Jambi, showed that the group independently wanted to manage itself well and the group got RSPO certificate. After they got it, the markets support them, such as, many companies directly buy their fresh fruit bunch (FFB) production, such as, Johnson & Johnson dan Unilever.
InfoSAWIT, JOGJAKARTA -Developing reliable and professional human resources is a must because the hands of the planters determine the productivity level in the plantations.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –Head of Indonesian Sustaiable Palm Oil (ISPO) Commission Secretariat, Azis Hidayat, said that by August 2018, the Secretariat got 525 reports from the Laporan Hasil Akhir (LHA) and had verified 483 proposals. “413 proposal have got ISPO certificate,” Azis said in the discussion in Jakarta whereInfoSAWIT also attended.
InfoSAWIT, KOTA KINABALU –2018 becomes the important moment to implement principles and criteria (P&C) in Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) because it is the moment to review the P&C RSPO to realize the better scheme.
InfoSAWIT, KOTA KINABALU – The implementation of sustainable palm oil cultivation basically should be the same with profit, people, andplanet (3P). Besides there should be guarantee that those who implement sustainable practice should be in good condition. “They should be protected because if there is no good guarantee, they would not be interested in. If there is no economical advantage, there would be useless environmental protection,” Director of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Tiur Rumondang said,Wednesday (14/11/2018) in Kota Kinabalu.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The accusation from Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Transformasi untuk Indonesia (TuK) to the un-environmental cultivation done by Korindo Group on 12 November 2018 was responded by the company.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –The further investigation to the wealthy man of Korea-Indonesia from Korindo Group has made two reports that revealed the illegal action and environmental damage; and human rights violations in every operational of the company.
InfoSAWIT, KUALA LUMPUR – Non-government multi-stakeholder, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) released the Work and Operation in 2018. In the report, 265,000 hectares have been for the high conservation value (HCV) or about 350 thousand football field. The numbers derived from the members of RSPO and increased 39% from the previous year.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Lubuk Larangan is every hole or pool which should be protected from fishing by making the same consensus in the villages within the spots in it for some particular time. When the time comes, the Lubuk Larangan is available to fish together. Of course the fishing should be sustainably done. Only the fish in some shapes could be fished, not all.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -For the stakeholders, the decision (sentence) of Constitutional Court (CC) No. 138/ 2015 has become the disincentive to develop palm oil plantation nationally because it is not the same with developing other industries.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Many companies in Indonesia are aware of the developing protectionism from the main trade partners who start to protect their companies to develop the domestic markets. From the respondents that HSBC has collected, 71% companies in Indonesia expressed this perspective or it increased 16% from the last survey done by HSBC Navigator (the end of 2017).
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – As the form of sustainability practice in palm oil plantation, it needs to assume the ability of carbon absorption that the smallholders do. The participation of Koperasi Rimba Harapan becomes the evidence that the smallholders could contribute to reduce green-house gas emission.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Palm oil factories are the pillars to develop the economy in Southeast Asia. But they also significantly threaten the environment in the same time, namely about palm oil mill effluent (POME) which is an issue for the factories.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -Though there is a concern that the smallholders’ replanting program would not get the target, General Directorate of Plantation, Ministry of Agriculture is still optimist that the program would get the target.
The reason is that 150 thousand hectares would be replanted with the smallhol
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA -Palm oil plantations in Indonesia are cultivated in monoculture pattern. The planters, for all these years, are oriented to increase the production as high as it could by using agro-input chemical – base instantly without paying attention to the conservation in the ground. The bad soil would make the plantation easy to be attacked by the pest and infected by the disease so that the standard tree per hectare or (Standar Pohon per Hektar/SPH) would decrease and the fresh fruit bunch (FFB) would be 35-60% from the standard in PPKS (Pusat Penelitian Kelapa Sawit).
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –It seems that, palm oil plantations are developed only by the helps of the government ever since 1989 to 1990s by making the scheme helps through the National Big Private Plantation or Perkebunan Swasta Besar Nasional and the fund support from Kredit Likuiditas Bank Indonesia (KLBI). At the time, the process to get license to enlarge the plantation was easy. It is normal that some big private plantation companies got the areas up to hundreds of thousands hectares.
InfoSAWIT, NUSA DUA –One group of smallholders, Asosiasi Sawitku Masa Depanku (SAMADE) acted and made petition, "Tolak Black Campaign terhadap Sawit" in thebooth of SAMADE in the 14th International Palm Oil Conference and Price Outlook 2019 (IPOC), Friday (2/11/2018).
InfoSAWIT, NUSA DUA –Pietro Paganini of John Cabot University, Rome said that based on the research, the label of ‘Free from Palm Oil’ in the food products in European Union (EU) happens for the startle about palm oil which is imagined as the dangerous commodity. Everything, he continued, happens for the reputation issue.