InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –General Director of Climate Change Control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Nur Masripatin, admitted, palm oil development faced dilemma. But now there is no word to say no to it. Reflecting from the other commodity, palm oil could be developed by adopting the sustainable standard.
It has the highest productivity of other vegetable oil. It does not wide areas to produce vegetable oil. “As a matter of fact, vegetable oil there (foreign countries) could not compete with our palm oil for their vegetable oil needs very vast areas to plant,” she said.
To get the sustainable palm oil, she continued, her side has approached, like the standards in wood so that palm oil is accepted by the international world. “But it is admitted, palm oil and wood is not the same,” she said.(T2)