Indonesia urged to resolve palm oil conflicts in West Kalimantan

A worker harvests fresh oil palm fruit in Pangkalan Bun, East Kalimantan, in December 2015. - JP

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Researchers have urged authorities in West Kalimantan to develop better schemes to resolve conflicts surrounding the palm oil business as the region has been marred by decades of unsolved conflicts and ineffective resolution mechanisms.

About 66 per cent of conflicts related to palm oil in West Kalimantan in the last two decades have yet to be resolved, according to a report recently issued by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).

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