Volume 15 | OCTOBER 2011

COVER STORY
CPO OUTLOOK 2012
Though the CPO price is relatively stable, jitters in the global economy (especially the debt crisis in Europe) are challenging the CPO price for next year. Slower demand for both consumption and biofuels is expected.

COMPANIES

Leading the hybrid seed industry
With improved research and development, publicly listed agribusiness company PT Bisi International Tbk aims to see the parallel improvement of the quality of its horticultural products and its farmers' welfare.

FOCUS ISSUE

The business of soil amendment
Fertilizers, as a soil amendment, play an important role in increasing crop production and will continue to be key in agriculture and agribusiness in feeding the expanding population.

FOOD ESTATE

Spice up
A South Korean food seasoning producer, a restaurant operator, and a seed producer are giving new zest to the government's stalled food estate plan.

PALM OIL

Boosting export to Pakistan
Indonesia expects to win back Pakistan's palm oil market following a recent free trade deal. But export tax policy is a concern.

PESTICIDE

Science for a better life
By providing products that meet the demand for innovative solutions, Bayer CropScience has become a leading player in the sector of crop protection, pest, and disease control.


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