According to the UNDP, there are about 16 million jobs that depend on the palm oil sector. On the other side, deforestation for oil palm plantation development also endangers indigenous tribes and local communities as it entails the destruction of living spaces or land appropriation.
How much does palm oil contribute to Indonesia’s economy?
The palm oil industry is one of Indonesia’s biggest earners of foreign exchange revenue, having contributed 2.46 percent to the country’s gross domestic product in 2017.
How many palm oil workers are there?
But the U.N.’s International Labor Organization has estimated 1.5 million children between 10 and 17 years old labor in its agricultural sector. Palm oil is one of the largest crops, employing some 16 million people.
Does palm oil provide jobs?
It has created extensive employment, elevating many people from the depths of poverty. Palm oil is cheap and has a wide range of applications which has made it a very popular choice by manufacturers and retailers. But why is palm oil considered ‘evil’?
How much does palm oil make in Indonesia?
Value of total palm oil exports Indonesia 2011-2020
In 2020, the value of Indonesia’s total palm oil exports amounted to around 18.45 million U.S. dollars. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer and exporter of palm oil, followed by Malaysia.
Do all Girl Scout cookies have palm oil?
Palm oil is used as an ingredient in our cookies because of its unique ability to provide volume and texture in baked goods, usually without adding trans fats. However, all Girl Scout Cookies baked by Little Brownie Bakers are RSPO Certified (Mass Balance) for palm oil.
Are Girl Scout cookies still made with palm oil?
Our baker, ABC Bakers, has worked to ensure that the palm oil used in making Girl Scout cookies is certified sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and continues to research viable alternatives.