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Consultation Workshop on “Best Management Practices for Peatland Management for Oil Palm”

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Secretariat is pleased to announce a one day consultation workshop will be held on 25th January 2018 in Parkcity Everly, Miri, Sarawak to discuss Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Peatland Management for Oil Palm. This will include experiences and lessons learned from implementing the existing RSPO manuals (published in 2012) on Best Management Practices (BMPs) for (i) Existing Oil Palm Cultivation on Peat; and (ii) Management and Rehabilitation of Natural Vegetation associated with Oil Palm Cultivation on Peat. 

This consultation workshop will support the ongoing review to bring the existing manuals in line with the current regulations and practices committed by government and private sector. Global Environment Centre (GEC) has been engaged as the facilitator of the review process. 

The existing RSPO manuals can be viewed electronically and downloaded at https://www.rspo.org/key-documents/supplementary-materials#). RSPO and GEC welcome your participation to share the challenges and successes related to implementing the RSPO Manuals, as well as share emerging and innovative BMPs currently being piloted and/or implemented. Click HERE to complete the feedback survey.

The Meeting Venue will be in Miri City.  The exact location will be confirmed later. The workshop will be conducted in English. There will be no registration fee. Due to a limitation in space, please be informed that only 2 people per company/organisation will be able to attend. The maximum number of participants is 50 persons and admission will be based on the first 50 applicants to register. 

To register to attend, please click HERE. Registration closes Wednesday 17 January 2018, 5pm (UTC+08:00).


If you need further information in relevant with the consultation workshop and/or the review process, kindly contact the below:


Tentative Programme

25th January 2018

Facilitated by Co-chairs of RSPO Peatland Working Group


Agenda Item

Proposed Speaker/Topic (tbc)

08.15 – 08.30



08.30 – 08.45

Welcoming remarks


08.45 – 09.30

RSPO manuals on BMP for oil palm on peat


09.30 – 10.00

Overview of oil palm plantation management practices on peat in Malaysia


10.00 – 10.30

Tea break


10.30 – 11.00

Case study/discussion 1

Water management for peat

11.00 – 11.30

Case study/discussion 2

Agronomy for peat

11.30 – 12.00

Case study/discussion 3

Sarawak Plantation case study

12.00 – 12.30

Case study/discussion 4

Supply chain requirements

12.30 – 14.00



14.00 – 14.30

Case study/discussion 5

Peninsular Malaysia Plantation case study

14.30 – 15.00

Case study/discussion 6

Conservation and rehabilitation of peatlands


Case study/discussion 7

SOPPOA/East Malaysia Planters Association case study

15.30 – 16.00

Tea break


16.00 – 17.00

Closing Discussion and Wrap up

PLWG2 Co-chairs


Ms. Devaladevi Sivaceyon

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

T: +603 2302 1500

F: +603 2302 1542

E: devaladevi@rspo.org  


Ms. Serena Lew

Global Environment Centre

T: +603 79572007

F: +603 79577003 

E: serena@gec.org.my