January 29, 2014

Fried with Palm Oil

PALM OIL IS BY FAR the most widely used oil for cooking throughout Southeast Asia. The industrial production of palm oil has contributed to the issue […]
February 25, 2014

From Rubber to Oil

OIL PALM IS OFTEN CULTIVATED in peatland forests. For decades now peatland forests have been converted into land for agricultural activities, both by local communities and […]
March 12, 2014


IN THE MID-1980S AN OFFICIAL transmigration program brought many immigrants to Jambi, mostly from the island of Java. Transmigrant families were given a plot of land […]
March 23, 2018

Social Impact

FARMING OF PALM OIL has brought wealth to some local farmers but it has also brought significant health challenges to many communities especially during episodes of […]