Indonesia’s Palm Oil Dilemma

Should farmers cash in on the palm oil industry or fight for the forests? IRP and TIME collaborate on this report from Indonesia.

Indonesia 2011

By Jacob Templin

July 26, 2011

Also aired on TIME

With demand for palm oil on the rise, Indonesia is leveling forests to create plantations. Jacob Templin meets two men in Borneo who take different approaches to protect their village environments.

Jacob Templin, a videojournalist for TIME, reported from Indonesia on a Gatekeeper Editors' trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP).