The Palm Oil Palm Off
Costing the Earth asks if a campaign to ban palm oil from rain forest areas can succeed.
A palm oil plantation in Sumatra
Indonesia and Malaysia now produce 85% of the world's palm oil.
Trucks in the Riau province
Trucks laden with palm oil bunches trundle through Riau province to processing mills.
Palm oil plantations dominate the landscape in Riau province, Sumatra.
Globally, palm oil consumption has grown four fold since 1990.
Reporter Charlotte Ashton in Northern Riau, Sumatra.
Riau Province, Sumatra
Farmers deliver their palm oil harvest to piles at the side of the road.
Weighing Palm oil branches
Middle men weigh palm oil bunches at the side of the road in Riau province, Sumatra.
If a palm oil bunch is too small to sell, farmers will remove the olives to sell.
Local farmers say excavators turned over the land in this picture after recent fires.
Smallholder farmers in Northern Riau
Smallholder farmers in Northern Riau after a recent fire destroyed their plantations.
Protected against forest fires
Land which should be protected against forest fires by a government moratorium.
A farmer plants palm oil saplings on his recently-burned smallholding
His land borders peatland covered by a government moratorium on illegal forest fires.