Indonesia introduces moratorium on new oil palm development

An Indonesian forest cleared to plant oil palm trees, 19 May 2017. Photo: AFP

Indonesia’s president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development across the republic, including Papua region. The moratorium will last three years. Joko Widodo has also ordered a review of existing plantations It means both Malaysia and Indonesia – the world’s top palm oil producing countries – have adopted polices to stop deforestation for […]

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