Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Be careful in developing palm in Eastern Indonesia Region

The plan to develop palm oil plantations in the eastern part of Indonesia, such as in Sulawesi, Papua and Maluku, should be studied carefully. The local cultures, the availability of supporting infrastructures and the conversion of forest to plantations are the basic aspects to be considered, according to a national seminar titled People’s Palm and Partnership Scheme in the Eastern Indonesia Region on Tuesday. Currently, the majority of the country’s palm oil plantation is located the western region, almost twice the area in the eastern region.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from Kompas, 25 March, p.22

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