Indonesia: RI to host 2nd forum on sustainable Palm Oil


RI tohost 2nd forum on sustainable Palm Oil

(Source : Antara, 06 May 2004)

Medan, NSumatra

Indonesiawill host the second forum on sustainable palm oil scheduled for earlySeptember, one of its organizers said on Wednesday. Speaking to the press,chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Plantation Companies Association (Gapki)Derom Bangun said about 100 participants consisting of representativesfrom government agencies, business associations and palm oilplantation companies as well as environmental activists from several countrieswill take part in the forum. “The forum will be the only neutral forum toaccommodate aspirations from parties interested in expanding palm oilplantations in a sustainable way,” he said. The forum will focus on effortsto develop palm oil plantations without destroying the environment, includingsetting fire to forest to make way for the development of palm oil plantations, he said.



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