InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – In the recent days, the multi stakeholder organization, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), International Labor Organization (ILO), and Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond (CNV) International joined the workshop with Jaringan Serikat Pekerja dan Serikat Buruh Sawit Indonesia (JAPBUSI ); Jaringan Tenaga Kerja Kelapa Sawit Indonesia to get more education, strengthen, and intervene everything which relates to the human rights and labor in palm oil sector.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Palm oil has become the’primadona’ commodity in Indonesia for it has many advantages, both in the food and renewable energy. For the reasons, the golden commodity is always pressed by many sides about the deforestation issue, forest damages, the peatland, wetland, green – house gas emission, health, and others.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – In the same time with the commemoration of the World Day in this year within the theme, Leaving no one behind, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and sponsored by Cargill, the new report was published which focused to the water and how the agricultural industries correlate to the water in the future in Asia. The report also revealed that the water scarcity could infulence the economic progress in Asia. 90 percent of the respondents from food and agricultural industries in Asia agreed with this.
InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – Based on the Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) Team in Riau Province and based on the FFB Decision in Riau Province No. 11 on 20 to 26 March 2019, it is decided that the 10 - 20 year old fruit is cheaper Rp 8,44/Kg to be Rp 1.514,69/Kg .
InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – Based on the Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) Team in Jambi Province on 22- 28 March 2019, it is decided that the 10 - 20 year old fruit is getting better Rp 0,93/Kg to be Rp 1.439,30/Kg.
InfoSAWIT, PONTIANAK – The central government through Ministry of Finance is urged to run sharing profit or dana bagi hasil (DBH) to the provinces producing palm oil plantations. There should be new regulation to realize fairness and equality of economy for the regions.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – By the end of 2018 palm oil plantations in Indonesia were in mass because of what Greenpeace did, a non – profit organization internationally which claimed that some big palm oil plantation companies in Indonesia violated their commitment to protect the forests.
InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU – Asian Agri gave Rp 4.318.363.440 to the smallholders as its partners who are committed to cultivate their palm oil plantations sustainably. 72 (seventy two) koperasi unit desa (KUD) or unions in Riau and Jambi got the premium sharing which the company always runs since 2013.
InfoSAWIT, PONTIANAK – Chairman of Forum Pengembangan Perkebunan Strategis Berkelanjutan (FP2SB), Achmad Manggabarani said that the central government needs to publish the regulation about the profit sharing for palm oil plantation sector.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Palm oil productions are more than the productions of kinds of vegetable oil. In 2017 palm oil productions globally reached about 75,142 million ton or 30% more than the productions of soybean that reached 53,86 million ton.
InfoSAWIT, SENTUL – Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia is ready to join industry revolution 4,0 to support the modernization of agriculture and the millennial generation in agricultural sector. Kinds of policies which have been prepared could support the efficiency and productivity in agriculture to increase the competition and the welfare of the smallholders (farmers).
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –General Secretary of Indonesian Palm Oil Board (IPOB), Bambang Aria Wisena said that the stakeholders nationally rejected what European Union (EU) decided. The reason is that the methodology of research run by European Commission is unfair and tends to corner palm oil.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Some months ago, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in his visit to Riau Province suggested that the smallholders should plant jengkol. After some months later, President Joko also suggested to plant durian. I wanted to make it straight that some sides seemed to criticize but they do not know the situation and condition of palm oil in Indonesia, and the smallholders in specific.
InfoSAWIT, PONTIANAK – Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA) supported and is ready to fight for with the government in many international forums so that palm oil could be equal to other kinds of vegtable oil in European Union (EU).
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Balance for better could be the slogan that many people told in the late days. This was the theme to the celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Ministry of Trade revoked the Regulation of Minister of Trade No. 54 / 2015 about Verification or Technical Search to Palm Oil Export, Crude Palm Oil (CPO), and its derivative.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The decision that palm oil is out of the material to produce biofuel that is announced by European Union (EU) is protested by the government of Indonesia and Malaysia as the palm oil producers globally. In the recent days, the government told 10 (ten) points of protest to the discrimination of EU about palm oil nationally so that this commodity could be equal to be sold in EU countries.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The idea to put palm oil as the forestry plantation, just like rubber, came up some years ago. The regulation was prepared and made by Ministry of Forestry. But there was no action anymore and the idea was gone with the wind.
InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – In the conventional method, if there is a will to increase the productivity, there should be additional fertilizer to give. In this method, the additional fertilizer is the supporting factor so that the production would not decrease. The first step to do is by giving enough fertilizer based on the suggestion and doze. The second is by arranging the recommendation of fertilization which is better to the needs within some trials of fertilization. The additional fertilization is not necessary anymore if the second way has run.
InfoSAWIT, PEKANBARU - Vice Chairman of Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA), Togar Sitanggang described his analysis that most of the palm oil plantations which got the PSR and helped by Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA) were the former smallholders in PIR while the targets are the independent smallholders.