Oil Palm Subsidies: Cronyism, Emissions, Deforestation
Monday, 11 April 2022
Businesses are benefiting from oil palm subsidies. At the same time, oil palm farmers are mired in debts, forests keep on disappearing, and emissions continue to rise.
The Oil Palm Plantation Fund Management Agency (BPDPKS) subsidies tend to benefit businesses that are involved in determining the price of B30 biodiesel at BPDPKS steering committee meetings led by the coordinating minister for the economy. Meanwhile, oil palm farmers in the oil palm rejuvenation program are mired in debts. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) finds Rp4.2 trillion in potential annual losses to the state in the form of biod...
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