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Membership No.

1-0218-16-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Oil Palm Growers

Country/Region

Ghana

Member since

26 August 2016

Adum Banso Oil Palm Plantation Farmers Association

Profile

Adum Banso Oil Palm Plantation Farmers Association (ABOPPA) is an association of smallholder oil palm growers brought together by Solidaridad West Africa as part of the RSPO Smallholder Support Fund project in Ghana. The Association has current membership of fifty-two (52) individual growers cultivating farms at different locations with different sizes under oil palm cultivation. The total acreage under oil palm cultivation for all the members is 100.18 hectares.


ACOP Report Submissions

ACOP PERIOD FILE NAME NOTES FILE SIZE
2018
  • Adum_Banso_Oil_Palm_Plantation_Farmers_Association-ACOP2018.pdf
  • 20.9 KB
    2017 adum banso oil palm plantation farmers association-ACOP2017.pdf  Late Submission 33.4 KB

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    One of our objectives for forming the Association is to promote sustainable production of oil palm. In view of this, we ensure that all our members participate in best management practices trainings organized by Solidaridad West Africa. We have also developed an Internal Control System (ICS) Manual to guide our RSPO certification process.
    We have selected internal inspectors who have been trained to carry out internal inspection of members? farms to ensure each member meets the RSPO Principles and Criteria.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Members are farming on leased lands and or family lands. We ensure that members have the right to use the land for oil palm cultivation to avoid conflict. We ensure that water bodies and other community resources are well protected.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    All members of the Association participate in all RSPO related training programs organized by Solidaridad West Africa. We have an Internal Control Systems indicating what each member is expected to do meet the RSPO Principles and Criteria and the certification requirements. We also have internal inspectors that visit member's farms to assess compliance.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    The Association is part of the independent smallholder groups being supported by Solidaridad West Africa under the RSPO Smallholder Support Fund to attain RSPO Certification. We hope to get additional incomes from the sale of the certificate on the Green Palm platform. Our buyer, Benso Oil Palm Plantation is an RSPO certified Company and we as suppliers have to be certified too if we want to keep the market.
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