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Socio-Economic Impacts of Palm Oil and Biodiesel: The Case of Indonesia
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Expansion of palm oil production in the country is driving significant socio-economic change in many of the Indonesia’s rural areas, bringing employment and income, while transforming rural communities and triggering social tensions While palm oil is predominantly in demand for traditional food and
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  • Expansion of palm oil production in the country is driving significant socio-economic change in many of the Indonesia’s rural areas, bringing employment and income, while transforming rural communities and triggering social tensions
  • While palm oil is predominantly in demand for traditional food and some non-food uses, it is also used as a feedstock for biofuel, both domestically and for export
  • This chapter presents some of the key findings from research conducted in Sumatra in 2011 by Greenlight Biofuels, Indonesia, in the framework of the Global-Bio-Pact project. The study focused on four local and one regional scale case studies, identifying and analyzing the socio-economic impacts of palm oil production and conversion
  • Indonesia’s rural areas are undergoing rapid change. Population growth and migration alongside changes in agriculture are fuelling both socio-economic and environmental changes.
  • One of the most significant drivers of change in many rural areas of Indonesia is the expansion of oil palm plantations

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