A new report by the Zoological Society of London has found inconsistencies in how palm oil companies report on land in their concessions, leaving almost a million hectares of land unaccounted for and exposed to the risk of deforestation.
Versatile, cheap, and useful, palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. But it has also caused deforestation and community conflict in the tropical countries where it is cultivated. A better way is possible – Eco-Business explores the rise of sustainable palm oil.
Julie Mollins –
In South Asia, where population pressures pose a significant food security challenge, growing at least two crops per year boosts productivity, writes International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre's Julie Mollins.
Justin Adams –
One of the biggest challenges in making the argument for protecting forests is economic concerns. Timber cultivation could be the key that helps balance these concerns, says The Nature Conservancy's Justin Adams.
The World Economic Forum forecasts a bleak outlook for the future of food, with "unchecked consumption" and "survival of the richest" some some the likely outcomes in a recent report. But there is a better way, says researcher Christop Rupprecht.
Asia Pulp & Paper suddenly cancelled a media trip to its new mega mill in South Sumatra. Why? The company, it seems, is not ready to tell the sustainability story about a mill that will chew through 70,000 hectares of timber in a year.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...