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Oil palm

Philippines targets 8 million hectares for palm oil production

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The Philippines is proposing to convert 8 million hectares (20 million acres) of 'idle, denuded and unproductive lands' for oil palm plantations, reports the...
Indonesia’s palm oil reserves poised to drop

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Palm oil inventories in Indonesia, the world’s largest supplier, probably declined in October to the lowest level in 16 months as rain disrupted production...
‘Anarchy’ in Thailand as rubber protests continue

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Thai police have said that the protests of rubber farmers in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat - and meanwhile also oil palm...
Malaysia to introduce ‘green’ palm oil standard

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Malaysia will officially launch its national palm oil standard - the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil  (MSPO) - by 2014, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister...
Sime Darby allowed to clear 5,000 hectares in Liberia

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Malaysia's agri-conglomerate Sime Darby got the nod from Liberian authorities and villagers to clear some 5,000 hectares of land in the African nation for...
Indonesia says forest fires under control

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The Indonesian government said on June 29 that is has greatly brought under control the devastating forest fires in Sumatra that caused hazardous haze...
Thailand promotes investment in southern Muslim region

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Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) has announced new investment promotion measures that are targeted at the southern border provinces which are predominantly Muslim. The new...

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Despite still unresolved conflicts between military groups and authorities in some parts on Mindanao, the Philippines' southernmost province keeps building up its economy. The latest...
Palm Oil

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Indonesia, the world’s largest producer of palm oil, is about to become the largest consumer as well, overtaking India as the front runner. Consumption could...