ISPO, RSPO: Two sides of the same coin?
Piers Gillespie and Rahayu Siti Harjanthi
Although Agriculture Ministry Regulation No. 19 concerning Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) was issued in March 2011, many oil palm stakeholders and observers still have questions about its national effect, how it will be interpreted in the field, and how indeed it will be rolled out in the years ahead.
Before the regulation was issued, many stakeholders in the palm oil industry were...