Palm oil

Palm oil

Johannes Tanuwijaya steps down as Chief Strategy Officer of Bumitama Agri

SINGAPORE (22 July): Indonesian palm oil producer Bumitama Agri has announced that Chief Strategy Officer Johannes Tanuwijaya has stepped down from his appointment as of July 1, 2020. 

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US$1.4 bil of Malaysian palm oil caught in crossfire as Mahathir angers India

(Jan 22): A brewing diplomatic spat between India and Malaysia has got an unusual victim in the crossfire: palm oil.

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Indonesia files WTO lawsuit against EU over palm oil limits

(Dec 16): Indonesia has taken legal action against the European Union over stricter limits on how palm oil can be used in green fuels, marking a further deepening in trade tensions.

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Indonesia finds one-fifth of palm oil plantations are illegal

(Oct 11): Indonesia is trying to clamp down on illegal palm oil plantations by first identifying the perpetrators.

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Smallholders' big impact

Smallholders contribute 35% of Indonesia’s palm oil output. However, there is little incentive for them to farm sustainably, and the industry will not change until they do.

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Greater transparency required to curb deforestation in Malaysia

SINGAPORE (May 13): While the proposal by Teresa Kok, Malaysia’s minister of primary industries, to cap oil palm plantations in Malaysia at 6.5 million hectares by 2023 grabbed headlines in March,

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Malaysia plans to halt palm oil expansion to fight bad image

SINGAPORE (Mar 4): Malaysia plans to halt all expansion of oil palm plantations this year as it seeks to dispel the oil’s reputation as a driver of deforestation.

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