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Indonesia’s freeze on palm oil plantation permits lacks transparency: industry watchdog

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Indonesia’s freeze on palm oil plantation permits lacks transparency, making it difficult to assess its effectiveness, and the government should provide updated information, an …

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Sime Darby Plantation considers exiting West Africa palm oil operations: sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Sime Darby Plantation, the world’s biggest oil palm planter by land holdings, is considering exiting its palm and rubber operations in the West African nation of Liberia, indu…

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Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia’s president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists. The moratorium effectively h…

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SOS carved into Indonesian palm oil plantation to highlight impact on people and wildlife

BANGKOK, March 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Lithuanian artist has carved a giant SOS message into an Indonesian palm oil plantation to draw attention to the damage done by deforestation. Ernest Zacharevic curated the ‘Save our Souls’ project as …

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Activists protesting controversial Cameroon palm plantation arrested – Mongabay.com


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Activists protesting controversial Cameroon palm plantation arrested
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The Herakles project has emerged as a battleground for environmentalists seeking in deter conversion of rainforests for oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa. Green groups say the project is opposed by some local communities and risks

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Sri Lanka Watawala Plantation profit from palm oil – Lanka Business Online

Sri Lanka Watawala Plantation profit from palm oil
Lanka Business Online
improve the productivity of the refined palm oil which has further enhanced the Palm Oil profitability," Govindasamy said. The firm said finance costs also fell. The group sold a tea brand marketing firm to a related party in a controversial deal

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Aceh revokes permit for controversial oil palm plantation in Sumatra – Mongabay.com


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Aceh revokes permit for controversial oil palm plantation in Sumatra
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Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah officially revoked the business permit for a company developing a controversial oil palm plantation in a peat swamp in Sumatra, concluding a case that had tested Indonesia's commitment to a moratorium on new concessions in

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Cameroon Palm Oil Plantation Withdraws Sustainability Application – CorpWatch.org


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Cameroon Palm Oil Plantation Withdraws Sustainability Application
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But the palm oil industry – which produces 50 million tons of edible oils and biofuels a year – remains deeply controversial. As CorpWatch writer Melody Kemp noted in her recent article for us “Green Deserts: The Palm Oil Conflict” the plantation
Cameroon biodiversity hotspot in grave danger as palm oil conglomerate quits EcoSeed



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