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Membership No.





Oil Palm Growers



Member since

29 September 2009

FEDEPALMA - National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia


The National Federation of Oil Palm Growers of Colombia (FEDEPALMA) was established in 1962 as a business and trade organization for the oil palm agroindustry in Colombia to defend the interests of the oil palm growers, orient them in designing technological and business policies to keep them informed with the latest trends and developments in the global market for oilseeds, oils and fats. FEDEPALMA plays a key role in ensuring the adequate supply of oils and fats in the domestic market and in generating export surplus recognized internationally for their high quality. It has designed the parafiscal funds for the oil palm agroindustry and manages these funds, which were established to finance the research and development of the Colombian oil palm sector and to stabilize the domestic vis-a-vis international prices. FEDEPALMA has also created the Center for Oil Palm Research in Colombia (CENIPALMA) to meet the needs of the oil palm sector in the area of research and technology transfer; the International Trader (CI Acepalma SA) to promote and to facilitate the commercialization of palm oil in the international markets; and PROPALMA SA, to generate investments in large scale productive projects on oil palm. All of these demonstrate the institutional strength of the Colombian oil palm sector, whose primary objective is to promote the development of an efficient, productive, sustainable and internationally competitive oil palm agroindustry and through this contribute significantly to the growth and development of the national economy.

ACOP Report Submissions

  • FEDEPALMA_-_National_Federation_of_Oil_Palm_Growers_of_Colombia-ACOP2018.pdf
  •  Late Submission 46.1 KB
    2017 fedepalma - national federation of oil palm growers of colombia-ACOP2017.pdf 26.0 KB
    2016 fedepalma - national federation of oil palm growers of colombia-ACOP2016.pdf 25.0 KB
    2015 fedepalma national federation of oil palm growers of colombia-ACOP2015.pdf 15.4 KB
    2011/2012 ACOP2012_GRW_1-0010-04-000-00-98.pdf -
    2010/2011 ACOP 2011 - fedepalma.pdf -

    Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Fedepalma, as an organization that represents Colombian oil palm growers and mills, has been promoting the adoption of sustainability principles and criteria such as the RSPO P&C since 2004.

    In 2008, Fedepalma organized the 1st RSPO Latin American Conference, and in 2018 it led the VII RSPO Latin American Conference which celebrated the 10th anniversary of these events in the Americas.

    Fedepalma has also led three National Interpretation processes of the P&C in Colombia: the NI of the 2007 P&C (between 2008 and 2010); the NI of the 2013 P&C (between 2013 and 2016); and currently the NI of the 2018 P&C since February 2019.

    In 2018, Fedepalma launched the Colombian Sustainable Palm Oil Programme, which aims to strengthen the production, use and recognition of sustainable palm oil from Colombia. The programme aims to achieve 50% sustainable palm oil production in Colombia by 2021 and 75% by 2023.
  • 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?
    As part of the Colombian Sustainable Palm Oil Program, Fedepalma will work together with other parties along the palm oil value chain to increase awareness and demand of sustainable palm oil in the Colombian market, as well as in the main destinations for Colombian palm oil exports.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    The environmental, social and economic areas of Fedepalma have been working together with the Extension Unit of Cenipalma, the Oil Palm Research Center of Colombia, in promoting the adoption of sustainability practices by oil palm growers and mills in the four main producing regions of Colombia.

    With Solidaridad, we have been developing a tool that will help smallholders assess their practices and identify improvement opportunities, as well as a tool that will help extensionists assess progress in different certification units and regions.

    A traceability mechanism to identify and track sustainably produced FFB is also being proposed within the Colombian Sustainable Palm Oil Programme.
  • 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?
    Fedepalma has been an ordinary member of the RSPO since 2009. As already mentioned, Fedepalma has supported RSPO in organizing two RSPO Latin American Conferences, in leading three National Interpretations of the RSPO P&C, and it has promoted the adoption of sustainability practices in Colombia for over 15 years.

    For Fedepalma, the RSPO P&C standard has been a very good reference to put sustainability topics on the table for the past years with Colombian oil palm growers and mills, to an extent that today sustainability is at the forefront of Fedepalma?s strategic objectives.
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