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Central Kalimantan Province Working Group

1. First meeting – 29 May 2015

The Working Group agreed on:

  • The members all agree on the targets, including achieving certification for all oil palm producers in Central Kalimantan in 2019.

Minutes of Meeting

 

2. Second meeting – 11 March 2016

The Working Group agreed on:

  • Requesting companies to give maps of existing schemed smallholders (plasma) to the provincial government to be included as part of the monitoring system.
  • Resolving problems related to overlapping spatial plans after the enactment of Provincial Law No. 5/2015.
  • Supporting oil palm smallholder mapping.

Minutes of Meeting

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