Volume 16 | NOVEMBER 2011

COVER STORY
A STEEP ROAD AHEAD FOR BIOMASS
Indonesia has huge potential for biomass, which can be used to produce badly needed electricity. However, realizing that potential isn't easy.

COMPANIES
BUNGE ACQUIRES INDONESIAN PALM OIL FIRM
US agribusiness giant Bunge enters palm oil industry for first time in a joint venture with Indonesia's TPS Food.

CONSERVATION
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
An East Kalimantan oil palm plantation unit belonging to PT Astra Agro Lestari is making serious conservation efforts. This is not only good for the environment, but also for the community and business.

CLIMATE CHANGE
FURTHER TRANSFORMATION EXPECTED REDUCTION SIGNED

PALM OIL
BETTER PERFORMANCES IN THIRD QUARTER
The palm oil industry in Indonesia has witnessed significant growth in the first nine months this year, with publicly listed companies in the sector performingbetter in sales and revenues.

FERTILIZER
THE ART OF SOIL AMENDMENT
Choosing appropriate fertilizers with balanced rates, methods, and application times is important. Fertilizers, both chemical and organic, have been made with innovative technologies and systems for better crops and yields.

OPINION | Ermanto Fahamsyah
Legal Review Law No. 18/ 2004 on Plantation, Post Constitutional Court's verdict

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THIS ISSUE'S SPECIAL REPORT
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (RSPO)

 


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