The Palm Oil Sustainable Practices through Jurisdiction Approach

The Palm Oil Sustainable Practices through Jurisdiction Approach

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - Until now the supports to implement sustainable practice in palm oil plantation keep increasing, not only business to business but also in the regulation. For example, in the recent days, Parliament of European Union published the Delegated Act to eliminate palm oil usage as the material to renewable vegetable fuel in the Blue Continent in 2030. The reason is simple – palm oil is thought as the commodity which is very potential to make deforestation.

The accusation surely is in debate. According to the comparative study published by scientific journal, WILEY - Conservation Letters, there is new hope for the forests in Kalimantan. By using the data in the last two decades, the researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) revealed that palm oil plantation expansion in Kalimantan, both in Indonesia and Malaysia, actually decreased since 2012. (for more, please read InfoSAWIT, April 2019)

This is the same with the commitment to run sustainable practice in Indonesia which increases too. The data from RSPO noted that the certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) production per June 2019 reached 7.819.243 tons from certified palm oil factories. The numbers were not put from the independent factories yet. The numbers were increasing compared to June 2018 production which reached 6.372.147 tons.

Director of RSPO Indonesia, Tiur Rumondang said that it needs to increase the sustainable practice and production. In addition the smallholders are less involved in the cultivation.

So every side needs to cooperate to encourage the sustainable, environmental, and social practices. In the previous, four years ago, there was approach to increase the sustainable practice by adopting the jurisdiction certificate. (T2)

For more, please read InfoSAWIT, September 2019

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