Month: August 2019

The Outbreak of Pestalotiopsis Disease Affecting Huge Hectarage of Rubber Plantations in Indonesia

Pestalotiopsis disease (Fungal disease) is affecting 382,000 hectares of rubber plantations in Indonesia especially South and North Sumatra, Bangka Belitung as well as South, Central and West Kalimantan. Due to the disease, Indonesia’s natural rubber production is expected to drop 15% in 2019 compared to 2018’s production of 3.76 million. For more information, please see […]

Media Release by the International Rubber Consortium (IRCo) on 19 August 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

1.     The Board of Directors (BoD) of the International Rubber Consortium (IRCo) consisting of representatives from Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia (TIM) met on 16 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. 2.     The Meeting was updated on the performance of implementing the 6th Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) by ITRC Member Countries. TIM confirmed their […]