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Detail

Area
Indonesia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Oil palm
Date
01/10/2014
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Agricultural policy
Description
Introduced new legislation regulating plantation ownership, with a view to maximize land usage while ensuring adequate participation of smallholders in the plantation sector.
Notes
After the government’s recent decision to develop new regulations on the conservation and management of peatland (see MPPU nov.’14), the Ministry of Environment has been instructed to review licenses for companies that have converted peatland to establish oil palm plantations. Reportedly, the Ministry will consider revoking permits of plantation concessions that are found to be at fault. Related recent government initiatives include the following: (i) the establishment of reference levels for measuring emissions from deforestation and peatland degradation, (ii) the enforcement of a temporary moratorium on all new logging permits, and (iii) the launch of an ambitious reforestation plan.