Proposal to reclassify oil palm plantations as forest crop draws flak in Indonesia

This could lead to existing plantations being counted as forest and the establishment of new ones as reforestation. PHOTO: REUTERS
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JAKARTA - A leading agricultural university in Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, is working on a controversial proposal to reclassify oil palm as a forest crop.

This could lead to existing plantations being counted as forest and the establishment of new ones as reforestation.

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