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Jakarta Post

20 oil palm plantations take part in ISPO pilot projects

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 7 2011   /  10:51 am

The government will soon put the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification plan on a trial implementation in a number of oil palm plantations across the country.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture Bayu Krisnamurthi said in Jakarta last week that the trial would be held in 20 oil palm plantations this year as part of the government’s plan to require oil palm plantations to apply for ISPO certification beginning in 2012.

He said the plantation firms that would take part in the ISPO pilot projects would include companies run by PT Rea Kaltim Plan, PT Ivomas Tunggal, PT Sime Indo Agro, PT Sumber Indah Perkasa, PT Gunung Sejahtera, and by state companies such as PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) III, V, VI and XIII.

“We will implement the ISPO in all oil palm plantations throughout the country starting in March 2012,” Bayu said on Friday, as quoted by Kontan ne...