Interview: Misleading to Blame Oil Palm Plantations for Hot Spots.

Interview: Misleading to Blame Oil Palm Plantations for Hot Spots.

TRADE POLICY ISSUES. Palm oil is undoubtedly one of the commodities that has been developed to improve the economic and social fabric of palm producing nations. The comparative advantage that palm oil has over rapeseed, amongst others, that is largely produced in Europe, has created unprecedented challenges to the industries in developed nations.

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Vacancies at CPOPC Secretariat

Vacancies at CPOPC Secretariat

Vacancies at CPOPC Secretariat 1. SENIOR STAFF OF COMMUNICATION AND PROMOTIONGeneral purpose:Assisting the Director in planning and managing public communications activities to raise visibility, awareness and acceptance of CPOPC and the benefits of palm oil by...

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Vegetable Oil vs Vegetable Oil: Trade Barriers Over Palm Oil

Vegetable Oil vs Vegetable Oil: Trade Barriers Over Palm Oil

TRADE POLICY ISSUES. Palm oil is undoubtedly one of the commodities that has been developed to improve the economic and social fabric of palm producing nations. The comparative advantage that palm oil has over rapeseed, amongst others, that is largely produced in Europe, has created unprecedented challenges to the industries in developed nations.

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To Tie in with Thailand

To Tie in with Thailand

BANGKOK – The newly appointed Executive Director of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron, conducted a two-day visit to Bangkok, Thailand, in early July 2019. The essence of the visit was to introduce CPOPC’s new board of directors, as the organization seeks to open channels for the government of Thailand to join CPOPC.

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The New Executive Director

The New Executive Director

JAKARTA – Former CEO of Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), who was also an Advisor to the Minister of Plantation Industries of Malaysia, Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron, has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), effective 1 June 2019. Dr Yusof succeeds Mr Mahendra Siregar, former Executive Director, who is now the Indonesian Ambassador to the USA in Washington.

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The EU Unaltered

The EU Unaltered

BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) remained at resolute position over the Delegated Regulation Supplementing Directive 2018/2001 of the EU Renewable Energy Directive II that entered into force on 10 June 2019. The Delegated Act shall remove palm oil from EU bio fuel market.

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Welcome Colombia!

Welcome Colombia!

PUTRAJAYA – Colombia is officially approved to be the third member of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) to join Indonesia and Malaysia. The approval come out during the 5th Ministerial Meeting of CPOPC held on 8 November 2018 in Putrajaya, Malaysia, in response to the Colombia’s Foreign Minister Letter July 2018 on Colombia’s accession to the CPOPC.

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Vatican Stands Behind Palm Oil

Vatican Stands Behind Palm Oil

ROME – Building on a high-level meeting between Indonesia Minister and Pope Francis just two weeks earlier, Vatican sponsored an international conference on palm oil in mid May 2018 in Rome, Italy, insinuating The Holy See support for the most productive vegetable oil.

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Vegetable Oil vs Vegetable Oil: Trade Barriers Over Palm Oil

Vegetable Oil vs Vegetable Oil: Trade Barriers Over Palm Oil

TRADE POLICY ISSUES. Palm oil is undoubtedly one of the commodities that has been developed to improve the economic and social fabric of palm producing nations. The comparative advantage that palm oil has over rapeseed, amongst others, that is largely produced in Europe, has created unprecedented challenges to the industries in developed nations.

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Dealing with the paradox of the versatility of palm oil

Dealing with the paradox of the versatility of palm oil

TECHNICAL REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS. The versatility of palm oil and its extensive use in food industrial and energy applications means that this commodity and downstream products have to meet very stringent technical regulations and standards on health, safety and quality grounds.

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Value added for a better life: From food to fuel.

Value added for a better life: From food to fuel.

INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION TOWARDS VALUE ADDED PRODUCTION. The production of crude palm oil into value added is essential to ensuring that palm oil producing nations can support the continued improvement of health, education and social services which helps underpins the efforts made by Governments in developing economies.

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Making the indispensable real: Research and innovation of palm oil.

Making the indispensable real: Research and innovation of palm oil.

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION. A weakness of developing economies is the lack of research and development. Innovation has tended to be the preserve of the more advanced economies. However, the income generated from palm oil provides the opportunity to commit resources which is currently being witnessed with most palm oil companies developing their own R and D facilities and several government initiatives are underway.

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Paving the way for the poor to quit poverty:  Why palm oil matters.

Paving the way for the poor to quit poverty: Why palm oil matters.

SUSTAINABILITY OF PALM OIL is an invigorated concept and is not equally the same with ‘’sustainable palm oil’’ which commonly refers to palm oil certification scheme, i.e., standardized process and outputs in palm oil production supply chain. The term ‘sustainability’ in and of itself is wide-ranging. ?

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The small that counts:  The significance of smallholders in global economy.

The small that counts: The significance of smallholders in global economy.

PRODUCTIVITY OF SMALLHOLDERS. The largest challenge for palm oil is how to continue to meet burgeoning demand within developed and developing economies. The productivity of palm oil is such that it is the oil seed of preference to meet future demand as there are few or no “land banks” left for soy and rapeseed whose productivity lags far behind. The key in this respect is how to improve the productivity of oil palm smallholders.

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