Statement by the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) on WHO’S Infographic on Nutrition Advice for Adults During COVID-19

Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) has sent an objection letter to World Health Organization (WHO) for publishing and disseminating an infographic flyer entitled ”Nutrition advice for adults during COVID-19”. The infographic, published by WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, endorses adults to avoid eating saturated fats, including palm oil. The letter states the following facts that have been verified and discussed at length by the nutritional fraternity over the years: 1. Despite having high saturated fat content, palm oil is the source of the world’s most widely used cooking oil. Palm oil is safe to consume because it… Read More

Remarks by The Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

Delivered by H.E. Airlangga Hartarto, the Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia, at the Official Opening of Forum on 3-MCPD and GE, 7 February 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia Your Excellencies Ambassadors and Representatives of Palm Oil Producing Countries Distinguished Speakers, Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen A very good morning to all of you. It is an honor for me to be here to officiate the Forum on 3-MCPD and GE as the first international event on 3-MCPD and GE in Jakarta. At the outset, allow me to express utmost appreciation to the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) for… Read More

ADVANCING THE CAPACITY OF PALM OIL SMALLHOLDERS THROUGH CROSS VISIT

The programme aims to provide smallholders with a better understanding and face-to-face exchange of views with their counterparts on Best Agricultural Practices. In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia and the National Association of Smallholders (NASH) of Malaysia, the Secretariat of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) conducted a cross visit of Indonesian smallholders to Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, from 2 to 3 December 2019. This programme aims to provide Indonesian smallholders with a better understanding and face-to-face exchange of views with their Malaysian counterparts on Best Agricultural Practices, including sustainability and fire suppression. “…… Read More

Opening Remarks by Executive Director

Delivered by Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron, the Executive Director of CPOPC at the 4th Technical Working Group on 3-MCPD and GE, 3 December 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia Thank you very much for accepting the invitation of CPOPC to participate in the 4th Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on 3-MCPDE and GE in Jakarta today. CPOPC is grateful to the Government of Indonesia, Malaysia and Colombia for nominating you as expert members of this Technical Working Group (TWG). Today, I am happy to welcome Mr Edy Sutopo, Director for Forest and Estate-Crops, Ministry of Industry, Indonesia as a Vice-Chairman of… Read More

Co Chairs’ Statement the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries

1. The 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (2nd MMPOPC) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 18 November 2019.  The Meeting was hosted by Malaysia and attended by representatives of palm oil producing countries from Indonesia, Colombia, Thailand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Honduras, and Brazil. This second meeting was built on the Inaugural Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (IMMPOPC) held in Bali, Indonesia, on 2 November 2017.    2. The Ministers responsible for palm oil from Malaysia, Her Excellency Madam Teresa Kok, Minister of Primary Industries, Malaysia, and from Indonesia, His Excellency Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for… Read More

Opening Remarks by H.E. Madam Teresa Kok

Delivered by H. E, Madam Teresa Kok, the Minister of Primary Industries, Malaysia, at the Official Opening of the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (MMPOPC), 18 November 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia His Excellency Mr Airlangga Hartarto Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia Honourable Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Palm Oil Producing Countries Honourable Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Deputy Minister of Primary Industries Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Dr. Tan Yew Chong Secretary General Ministry of Primary Industries, Malaysia Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron Executive Director Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries Members of the… Read More

Ways Forward for Palm Oil Producing Countries

Kuala Lumpur — Nine world’s major palm oil producing countries convened to deliberate a number of crucial issues in palm oil industry. Jakarta — Nine world’s major palm oil producing countries convened on 18 November 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to deliberate a number of crucial issues in palm oil industry and strengthen collaboration at the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (MMPOPC). The Meeting was attended by Ministers and other high-level representative from Malaysia, Indonesia, Colombia, Thailand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Honduras and Brazil.Download Speaker’s Presentations ‘’This meeting serves as the platform to increase networking between palm… Read More

Opening Remarks by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs

Delivered by The Honorable Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia at the Official Opening of the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (MMPOPC), 18 November 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Her Excellency Madam Teresa Kok Minister of Primary Industries, Malaysia Your Excellencies Ministers, Vice Ministers, High-Level Representatives and Ambassadors of Palm Oil Producing Countries Distinguished Speakers and Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen At the outset, allow me to express my sincere appreciation to our host the Government of Malaysia for the warm welcome and hospitality. It is also a pleasure for me to welcome fellow… Read More

The 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (2nd MMPOPC)

Download e-poster Jakarta — Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) is organizing the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of Palm Oil Producing Countries (MMPOPC) to be held on 17-18 November 2019 at Pullman Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The objective of the meeting is to facilitate an exchange of views between palm oil producing countries on the area of common interest such as sustainable palm oil, industrial cooperation, and smallholder development. The CPOPC wishes to explore those areas to work together, to share common experiences to address problems as well as identify and optimize opportunities. The Honorable Minister… Read More

The Environmental Footprint Of Palm Oil

The recent haze crisis saw a greater level scrutiny on oil palm plantations in the region. There was, however, a difference between this year’s event and occurrences in 2015 and earlier: the public in the region generally understood that oil palm was not the root cause of the problem, and that it is much more complex than blaming one commodity for a complex environmental problem. Sadly, oil palm still remains the number-one scapegoat for Europeans when it comes to global environmental problems. It’s therefore worth revisiting the facts about the impact of oil palm, particularly in relation to other commodities.… Read More