By: Mike Verdin
Date: September 23rd 2016
Expansion of palm oil producers into Latin America, the "new frontier for global expansion" is snagging on confusion over land rights – which is encouraging some groups to expand into rainforest.
By: Severianus Endi
Date: August 2nd 2016
Source: The Jakarta Post
Hundreds of residents from several hamlets in West Kalimantan have fled their homes to avoid arrest over their alleged involvement in a conflict with an oil palm company operating plantations in the area.
By Bernadette Christina Munthe
JAKARTA, April 14 (Reuters) - Indonesia, the world's top producer of palm oil, will issue a moratorium on new palm oil concessions, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday, part of the country's efforts to reduce the sector's impact on the environment.