24TH SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING OF CPOPC

The 24th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) was held on 15 December 2022 in a hybrid format at the Royal Ambarrukmo in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The main objectives of the meeting were for the Council to highlight the key activities since the last SOM, as well as for the SOM leaders to review the outcomes and strategize the milestones going forward especially in relation to the upcoming year’s work plan and budget.The meeting was co-chaired by Hon. Dr. Musdhalifah Machmud, Deputy Minister for Food and Agribusiness, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Republic… Read More

CPOPC Smallholders Workshop and Field Visit: “Challenges of Smallholders Achieving Sustainable Certification and Lessons Learnt”

The workshop on “Challenges of Smallholders Achieving Sustainable Certification and Lesson Learnt” and field visit organized on the initiative of the Secretariat of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) was held in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia, on 22 – 23 November 2022. This program identified the challenge amongst smallholders in Indonesia to achieve sustainable certification and mapped out potential activities to enhance their capacity to achieve the sustainability measures. Smallholder farmers managed up to 40 percent and 27 percent of the total oil palm plantation area in Indonesia and Malaysia respectively. At his opening remarks, Secretary General of CPOPC,… Read More

SVOC: COLLABORATION TO ENSURE FOOD AND ENERGY SECURITY

The G20 Sustainable Vegetable Oils Conference (SVOC), which took place today (3 November 2022) in Bali, was a resounding success, with the participation of the most important stakeholders in the vegetable oil sector. Taking part in the conference, organized by the Indonesian government and co-organized by the Indonesia Oil Palm Plantations Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS), Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) and Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA), were representatives of the main producer countries: China, India, Russia and Ukraine, as well as Indonesia and Malaysia. This shows that in this period marked by international conflict and geopolitical tension, the… Read More

THE 10th MINISTERIAL MEETING OF CPOPC

View Post The Ministers responsible for the palm oil industry, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Airlangga Hartarto as the Chairman of CPOPC and Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia, H. E. Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin co-chaired the 10th Ministerial Meeting of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.The Ministerial Meeting was conducted in a hybrid format and the representatives of Observer Countries, H.E. Mr. Juan Gonzalo Botero Botero, Vice Minister of Agriculture Affairs of Colombia; H.E. Madam Dra. Laura Suazo, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock… Read More

The Side-Event during the 2022 ECOSOC HLPF “Catalyzing Actions for Sustainable Vegetable Oils in Support of SDGs”

The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) in cooperation with the Governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and the International Coconut Community (ICC) has conducted a side event during the 2022 the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High Level Political Forum with the main theme of “Catalyzing Actions for Sustainable Vegetable Oils in Support of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. The side event was highlighted by a webinar that took place on 11 July 2022. It was graced by the presence of Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Airlangga Hartarto and the Minister of Plantation… Read More

THE 23rd SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING OF CPOPC

5 April 2022 Langkawi, Malaysia SOM leaders of member countries of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) Datuk Ravi Muthayah dan Dr Musdhalifah Machmud co-chaired the 23rd Senior Officials Meeting on Tuesday, 5 April 2022 in Langkawi, Malaysia. The meeting was also attended by high-level representatives and SOM leaders from observer countries Colombia, Ghana, Honduras, and Papua New Guinea as well as the Executive Director and the Secretariat of CPOPC. 2. The meeting was held as follow up to the Ministerial Meeting of CPOPC on 4 December 2021, which adopted some milestone documents and priorities for the palm oil… Read More

GLOBAL FRAMEWORK FOR BETTER GOVERNANCE OF PALM OIL

Jakarta, March 2, 2022:   The CPOPC Secretariat introduced the Global Framework of Principles for Sustainable Palm Oil (GFP-SPO) to all relevant stakeholders. This second introductory webinar was well attended by participants from palm oil producing countries in the three regions of Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa, United Nations agencies, private sector, associations of smallholder, scientists, producers of other major vegetable oils, media, national and international NGOs and major palm oil consuming countries. The resource speakers of the webinar included Dr. Agus Prabowo, Senior Management Advisor/Head of Environment Unit at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia, Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhayay,… Read More

THE LAUNCHING OF GLOBAL FRAMEWORK PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL

CPOPC has developed and launched the Global Framework Principles of Sustainable Palm Oil (GFP-SPO) aims to be a common language across the different certification schemes being applied to palm oil production anchored in the UN SDGs as its base. The framework can also be used to value the contribution of palm oil toward achieving sustainable development in all producing countries and shall lay the foundations for the establishment of sustainability of vegetable oils platform. The GFP-SPO was officially launched today on the webinar titled “Global Framework for Sustainable Palm Oil” attended by the representatives of CPOPC member and observer countries… Read More

9th Ministerial Meeting of CPOPC

The Ministers responsible for the palm oil industry, the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Airlangga Hartarto as the chair of CPOPC and Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia, H. E. Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin co-chaired the 9th Ministerial Meeting of Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) on Saturday, 4 December 2021 in Jakarta.The Ministerial Meeting was attended virtually by the Vice Minister for Agricultural Affairs of Colombia, H.E. Juan Gonzalo Botero Botero; Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Papua New Guinea, Honorable Mr. John Simon, MP; Vice Minister of Agriculture and… Read More

CPOPC CALLS ON EU TO ADOPT NON-DISCRIMINATORY BIOFUELS POLICY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries Urges the EU to Adopt a Biofuels Policy That Will Provide Realistic Solutions Towards the Decarbonization of Energy The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) urges the European Union (EU) to revise its approach on vegetable oils in biofuels under the framework of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) in light of the upcoming revision of the Directive expected on 14 July 2021 as well as the Commission’s approaching deadline for adopting rules on certifying low indirect land-use change (ILUC)-risk biofuels and updating the list of high ILUC-risk feedstocks. The use… Read More