Journalists from the US and Europe visit Ecuador and Colombia, fast-growing producers of certified palm oil, and speak to smallholders, stakeholders, and national leaders on the progress of efforts to achieve sustainability.
RSPO geographic information system (GIS) manager Masrudy Omri talks about how technological innovation is making data collection, accurate mapping, monitoring hotspots, and managing high conservation value and new planting procedure areas easier.
A strategic partnership with the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) and an invitation to the 2018 Food Ingredients event provided RSPO with opportunities to further push sustainable palm oil in this huge market.
Kuala Lumpur, 10/4/2018 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the world’s largest palm oil certification scheme, shares Iceland’s concerns about the environmental impact of palm oil, but does not agree with the solutions Iceland are adopting.
With guidance from RSPO, Suhaili, a smallholder farmer from Jambi Province, Indonesia, went beyond simply applying best practices to his palm oil plantation, to initiating a river conservation programme that has benefited other farmers in his village, as well.
RSPO recently hosted a roadshow in Pontianak, West Kalimantan on 13-14 March, gathering industry stakeholders to improve understanding and share the latest information on sustainable palm oil practices.
Using an upgraded, gamified platform to address people, planet, prosperity, and other sustainability topics, RSPO is testing the BETA version of its Sustainability College, which aims to reach stakeholders of all levels—and to make the learning process fun and interactive.
RSPO recently hosted a Social Auditing workshop at Holiday Villa, Subang, Malaysia from 6 to 8 February, 2018. Conducted in partnership with Verité, the workshop saw the participation of 23 auditors who specialise in social auditing from various certification bodies based in Indonesia and Malaysia.
RSPO led two workshops and awarded its first RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF) grant at the first National Palm Oil Growers Association of Mexico (Femexpalma) conference, to help smallholders on the road to eventual RSPO Certification.
Smallholder farmer Sunarno talks about his journey, from using herbicides to adopting best practices in sustainable palm oil cultivation—and eventually, augmenting his income through the sale of RSPO credits, inspiring others to follow the same path.
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