NEWS & EVENTS

From calculators to work boots

News, 01 December 2017

Life changed when former bank manager Pornsiri Raknukul took a more hands-on role in her oil palm farm. Today, being part of an RSPO-certified farmers’ group has allowed her to experience the benefits of sustainably cultivating palm oil—including increased yield.

Harnessing youth power in India

News, 01 December 2017

At the recent Youth India Challenge in Mumbai, RSPO’s Kamal Prakash Seth challenged young people to do their part in contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in terms of consumption and production.

RSPO RT15 ENDS WITH A FOCUS ON ENSURING STANDARDS ARE ATTAINABLE BY ALL

News, 30 November 2017

The 15th annual Roundtable Meeting (RT15) and The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) 14th General Assembly (GA14) ended on a positive note with emphasis on inclusivity, accountability, and commitment to transforming the market together.

UN Environment Project and RSPO Commit to Improving Livelihood of Palm Oil Smallholders

News, 16 November 2017

The United Nations Environment Project (UN Environment) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have signed a small-scale funding agreement (SSFA) that aims to support oil palm smallholder farmers toward improved livelihood and sustainable production

[VIDEO] An Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look Into The Life Of A M'sian Palm Oil Farmer

News, 13 November 2017

"We're not doing this to get rich, but to feed ourselves. That is our story." Dongkin family, Smallholder of Air Kuning, Perak.

The challenges of growing oil palm on peatlands

News, 30 October 2017

Oil palm has been grown on wet, organic peatlands for decades, but such cultivation has taken its toll on the land, leading to productivity loss and drainage. The result: dangerous, destructive peat fires that produce greenhouse gases and endangering human life and animal habitats. Rehabilitation and alternative use can still save this rich soil, however.

Breaking the cycle of poverty

News, 30 October 2017

Poor farmers in the Kigoma region of Tanzania live off land that has been passed on through generations. Seed Change, a community-based organisation, is changing their lives by educating them on sustainable oil palm cultivation to reverse land degradation, with help from RSPO’s Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF).

RSPO’s Stefano Savi: Pushing for sustainable production

News, 30 October 2017

Palm oil is a US$40-million global industry, but also one allegedly fraught with irresponsible practises, from deforestation to child labour. Citing their main goal of making sustainable palm oil the norm, RSPO’s Global Outreach and Engagement Director takes on the issues, discusses what has been accomplished, and touches on the work that lies ahead.

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Commits to RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

News, 19 October 2017

The potential of sustainably produced palm oil to help biodiversity conservation, and the opportunity for leading zoos and aquariums to drive global consumer demand was the focus of an agreement signed today, between the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), at the 72nd WAZA Annual Conference in Berlin.

7 beradik perempuan orang Asli ni uruskan ladang sendiri!

News, 04 October 2017

Dengan nasihat dari Wild Asia dan pengiftirafan RSPO, pekebun kecil ini berjaya menjaga persekitaran dengan lebih baik.