12-14 February 2014 | The Stones Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
Oil Palm Cultivation: Becoming a Model for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Agriculture
Producing more food on less land in order to reduce the pressure on deforestation and biodiversity losses, avoiding carbon emission due to land use change while developing new agricultural projects, capturing more carbon in biomass and soils, using agricultural practices with low environmental impacts while optimizing the use of ecological services for achieving high yield, and integrating and supporting smallholders schemes in development projects are some of the characteristics that the society would request to be fulfilled in new models for tomorrow’s sustainable agricultural development. These are also some of the characteristics that have been associated with oil palm during its development in the past decades.
ICOPE 2014, the 4th emblematic international conference dedicated to the oil palm and the environment would be jointly organized by PT. SMART Tbk. Indonesia, WWF Indonesia and Cirad France in Bali next February 12th to 14th, 2014. The main objective of this unique event is to demonstrate how the oil palm industry is developing towards becoming a model for tomorrow’s sustainable agriculture.
Oil Palm as a Model for Sustainable Agriculture: Is it Feasible ?
This oil palm crop ensures high value of the farmers’ land; it has the highest oil production per hectare among other oil bearing crops. Additionally, it produces enormous amount of biomass thus capturing large amount of carbon that could be partially stored in the soil. The genetic makeup of this plant still shows significant potential for improvement in terms of yield, resistance to diseases and both biotic and abiotic stresses.
New commitments and policies made by both governments and plantation companies on deforestation are gearing the plantation industry towards zero deforestation. This would consequently lower the level of biodiversity losses and amount of carbon emissions. Field and mill best practices are also moving towards zero emission targets.
The industry, as a whole, from smallholders to large plantation companies, is increasingly aware of the services provided by the ecosystem for the benefit of oil palm cultivation; this would pave the way for the ecological intensification of oil palm cultivation. Oil palm agro-systems are complex and could coexist with the biodiversity.
These developments have also resulted in the increasing amount of certified sustainable palm oil being produced. All these arguments lend support for oil palm to become an exemplary model for future sustainable agricultural development.
The 4th ICOPE conference would be a forum for, not only sharing experience and achievements with respect to oil palm and the environment, but also for highlighting remaining issues, challenges and solutions for growers, NGOs, local communities, traders and consumers. The specific objective is to discuss and debate how oil palm cultivation is becoming a model for tomorrow’s sustainable agriculture that encompasses the short, medium and long term visions. Experience from other crops would be shared. Issues faced by a multiple certification systems (RSPO, ISPO, ISCC, MSPO and others) would also be addressed.
Difficulties for local communities to determine their own future i.e. to grow or not to grow oil palm on their land in the light of new environmental standards and pressures would be deliberated.
To highlight environment issues, share experiences and identify solutions and resources for the benefit of the environment and the palm oil industry itself.
KEY TOPICS :
There will be papers presented in General Lectures, Technical Sessions, and Posters from reputable scientists from high ranking institutions and organizations. Among them are:
WHO WILL ATTEND :
A palm oil exhibition will be accompanying the conference to provide opportunities for participants to view and discuss the equipment, technology and products related to palm oil industry as well as to provide networking opportunities for buyers and sellers. For detail information, enquiry or registration, please contact by email to:
attn. Mr.Suma Nugraha,
Phone: +62 21 3181212
For further information, please contact:
Secretariat of ICOPE 2014:
Maharti Ph: +(62) 856 7402 778 or Yamashita Ph: +(62) 821 1126 9822
Sinar Mas Land Plaza, Tower II, 4 th Floor. Jalan MH. Thamrin no.51, Jakarta 10350 – Indonesia
Phone : +(62) 21 3181 212
Phone : +(62) 21 3181 224
Fax: +(62) 21 3181 315
Acknowledge by :
Tuesday, 11 February 2014——
14.00 – 18.00 Early Registration
Wednesday, 12 February 2014——
08.45 – 10.30 Opening Ceremony
Welcoming Remarks by Organizers
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break/ Poster Presentation/ Exhibition Visit
11.00 – 13.00 Panel Discussion: What model for tomorrow’s sustainable agriculture.
Moderator: M.R. Chandran – Malaysia
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break/ Poster Presentation/Exhibition Visit
14.00 – 14.45 Session 1: Deforestation and Conservation
Moderator: L. Darcy, ZSL, United Kingdom
14.45 – 16.00 Technical Session:
Moderator: I.Gunawan, WWF – Indonesia*
16.00 – 16.20 Coffee Break
16.20 – 17.05 Session 2: Smallholders
Moderator: Witjaksana, IOPRI – Indonesia
17.05 – 18.10 Technical Session
Moderator: E.Gumbira S., MAKSI – Indonesia
Thursday, 13 February 2014—–
08.30 – 09.20 Session 3.a: Green House Gases emission
09.20 – 10.35 Session 3.b: Green House Gases emission
Moderator: E. Gohet, Cirad, France
10.35 – 10.55 Coffee Break
10.55 – 11.40 Session 4: Ecological intensification of oil palm cultivation –
Moderator: J.P Caliman, PT SMART Tbk – Indonesia
11.40 – 12.55 Technical Session
Moderator: E.Turner, University of Cambridge – United Kingdom
12.55 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 14.45 Session 5: Ecological intensification of oil palm cultivation –
Moderator: E. Slade, University of Oxford – United Kingdom
14.45 – 16.00 Technical Session
Moderator: C. Bessou, CIRAD, France
16.00 – 16.20 Coffee Break
16.20 – 17.00 Poster Session
Friday, 14 February 2014—–
08.30 – 10.00 Session 6: Convergence of Sustainability Certification systems for palm oil production
Comparison of certification systems (A.Lambaga, Mutu Agung Lestari, Indonesia)
Moderator: T.Liwang, PT.SMART Tbk – Indonesia
10.00 – 10.20 Coffee Break
10.20 – 10.50 Summary of the Conference
10.50 – 11.05 Closing Ceremony (J.P Caliman)
11.05 – End Lunch
LIST OF OUR SPONSORS :
1. The Stones Hotel, Legian Bali
Mr. Altaf and Mr. Rendi (Reservation)
Phone : (62 361) 300 5888
Fax : (62 361) 300 5999
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Email : email@example.com
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access included; Airport Transfer starts from IDR 180.000 net/car/way. Rate valid for group period only. Rate valid for 08-17 Feb 2014 only
2. Pullman Hotel & Resort, Bali Legian Nirwana
Phone : (62) 361 ? 765466; 762500
Fax : (62) 361 – 765011
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access included (booking required); Airport Transfer starts from IDR 150.000 net/car/way Rate valid for group period only.
3. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Ms. Febe and Mr. Janu (Reservation)
Phone : (62) 361 – 8465555
Fax : (62) 361 – 8465536
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access included; Airport Transfer starts from IDR 190.000 (per car per way). Rate valid for group period only. Rate valid for 10-14 Feb 2014 only.
Click link below to download Hotel Reservation Form (.pdf)
REGISTRATION FORM FOR PARTICIPANT
Online Registration –> [Click here to register ICOPE 2014 Conference]
or download the registration form [download] and fax or email back to:
Fax: (62) 21 318 1315 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To complete the registration process, please proceed to pay the conference fee to this bank account:
PT SMART Tbk
Maybank Cab. Thamrin – Jakarta
Rupiah Account (IDR) : 2-003-01404-6
US Dollar Account (USD) : 2-003-03609-2
Swift code : IBBKIDJA
Conference Fee and Payment Method
|Early Bird (Payment before 15 December 2013)||Fee/Pax (IDR)|
|Normal (Payment 15 December 2013 – 30 January 2014)|
|Walk In (Payment after 31 January 2014)|
For registration please click here
Looking forward to see you in Bali