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  • Smallholder Farmers Are Key to Making the Palm Oil

    Second, the government can reallocate some of its Crude Palm Oil (CPO) Supporting Fund to help small farmers. Palm oil export taxes generate about $700 million a year for this fund, which is supposed to support national palm oil production.

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  • Smallholder farmers are key to making the palm oil

    Smallholder farmers are key to making the palm oil industry sustainable Smallholder farmers play an increasingly prominent role in Indonesia’s growing palm oil industry and could be the vanguard of sustainability, say WRI researchers.

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  • Smallholder Farmers Are Key to Making the Palm Oil

    Most point to large corporations to solve the problem, but that’s overlooking a key actor in palm oil production: small farmers. “Independent smallholders,” small-scale farmers who are not linked to any particular company or mill, manage about one-quarter of Indonesia’s palm oil plantations. That’s a huge share of an industry that produces 31 million tons of oil a year, used in everything from cosmetics to

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  • Smallholder farmers are key to making the palm oil

    Independent smallholders in Indonesia are critical players for bringing sustainable, conflict-free palm oil into reality.

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  • palm oil | World Resources Institute

    Small farmers could be key actors in reforming Indonesia's palm oil industry, which has been linked to child and forced labor, deforestation and the demise of iconic species like orangutans. But they can't do it without support from government and corporations.

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  • Towards better - Food and Agriculture Organization of the

    Smallholders already pl ay a significant part in the palm oil industry. In the two countries responsible for over 80% of world oil palm production, Indonesia and Malaysia, smallholders account for 35-40% of the total area of planted oil palm and up to 33% of the output.

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  • Hacking sustainability for smallholder palm oil farmers

    The palm oil industry has drawn flak for labour rights abuses and environmentally destructive practices such as slash-and-burn land clearing, which is often blamed on smallholder farmers. More than 80 people from Singapore and the region participated in the two-day Hackathon organised by Grow Asia, which was established by the World Economic

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  • Smallholder Programs | Cargill

    Smallholder Programs. Smallholder farmers account for roughly 40% of our palm oil supply. We provide support to help them achieve compliance with Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) principles and criteria and our policies, resulting in higher yields, better access to markets, increased profitability and more reliable income streams.

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  • Building on a strong Cargill 2017 Palm Oil Annual Report

    and individual smallholder farmers. Cargill recognizes and applauds our key activity in the palm supply chain in the trading markets where we source from third-party mill suppliers. We also purchase smallholders’ palm oil through cooperatives and indirectly from independent smallholder farmers 1. 4

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  • RSPO Smallholder Introduction | RSPO - Roundtable on

    Smallholders. As of mid-2016, smallholder farmers produce 40% of the world’s palm oil, but continue to suffer from lower yields. This is why the RSPO wants to certify more smallholders so that they produce more oil using less land and can access new markets, raising their income and reducing the risk of land conversion which threatens forests and biodiversity.

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  • First group of independent Oil Palm smallholder farmers in

    Attaining a sustainable palm oil industry is a shared responsibility between governments, the private sector and civil society. Therefore, to become certified the smallholder farmers worked in partnership with Unilever, PTPN III, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), De Guru Consulting and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

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  • Hacking sustainability for smallholder palm oil farmers

    The palm oil industry has drawn flak for labour rights abuses and environmentally destructive practices such as slash-and-burn land clearing, which is often blamed on smallholder farmers. More than 80 people from Singapore and the region participated in the two-day Hackathon organised by Grow Asia, which was established by the World Economic Forum and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat.

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  • Making independent smallholder farmers part of the

    Making independent smallholder farmers part of the greening process. 21 Sep Making independent smallholder farmers part of the greening process. What can the palm oil industry do to “green” its supply chain? What are some of the obstacles to greater sustainability? The SIIA travels to Riau to see what one palm oil company is doing to

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  • Palm oil's big issue: Smallholders | News | Eco-Business

    If the palm oil sector wants to be environmentally and socially responsible, big businesses have to help smallholder farmers adopt sustainable cultivation methods, said industry members and financiers at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) annual conference on Wednesday.

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  • Opportunities for Increasing Productivity - CPI

    The Governments of Indonesia and Central Kalimantan have ambitious targets to both grow the palm oil sector and improve environmental quality by reducing deforestation, and smallholder farmers are an important part of the picture.

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  • Cameroon’s palm-oil industry makes progress in smallholder

    Cameroon’s palm-oil industry makes progress in smallholder inclusion Industry stakeholders meet in workshop to debate models of inclusive development Developing a business case for including Cameroon’s smallholders in oil-palm production and wider global supply chains was the underlying concern of the dialogue, support and commitment made

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  • Benefits of palm oil to smallholder farmers

    The Malaysian palm oil industry’s investment in the community improves the lives of farmers today, as well as future Malaysian palm oil farmers. Lutek lives in the Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Borneo.

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  • Current practices and innovations in smallholder palm oil

    Current practices and innovations in smallholder palm oil finance in Indonesia and Malaysia farmers make up a large share of the palm oil production who play a crucial role in the palm oil production industry and account for the vast majority of oil

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  • Overview of Indonesian Oil Palm November Smallholder

    Overview of Indonesian Oil Palm Smallholder armers A Typology of Organizational Models, Needs, and Investment Opportunities i Indonesian smallholder oil palm farmers own and/or manage at least 3.1 million ha of oil palm, accounting for more than 40% of the total oil palm area and generating an estimated 35% of total crude palm oil production nation wide.

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  • Building on a strong Cargill 2017 Palm Oil Annual Report

    and individual smallholder farmers. Cargill recognizes and applauds our key activity in the palm supply chain in the trading markets where we source from third-party mill suppliers. We also purchase smallholders’ palm oil through cooperatives and indirectly from independent smallholder farmers 1. 4

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  • BASELINE STUDY ON MODELS FOR SMALLHOLDER

    Baseline Study on models for Smallholder Development with regard to Palm Oil Production in Cameroon 6 possible that the farmers land is fully managed by the company, in

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  • Multinationals cannot prevent palm oil deforestation on

    Individual action, even by major players in the palm oil industry, cannot prevent large-scale destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests. Collaboration is key.

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  • Make Smallholder Farmers more relevant in agricultural

    Make Smallholder Farmers more relevant in agricultural production - ResourceTrust Director of Smallholder farmer producers in rubber and oil palm plantations from the Cape Three Point enclave

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  • Blog Post: Mapping the journey of palm oil with traceability

    But how can an industry as complex as the palm oil industry make positive change? The answer is traceability. Traceability is the key to product life cycle, enabling fair trade, maximizing available resources and reducing waste. Its data can also be used to track and better manage raw materials, resources, waste, inventory, and more.

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  • Blog Post: Mapping the journey of palm oil with traceability

    But how can an industry as complex as the palm oil industry make positive change? The answer is traceability. Traceability is the key to product life cycle, enabling fair trade, maximizing available resources and reducing waste. Its data can also be used to track and better manage raw materials, resources, waste, inventory, and more.

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  • IFC in the Palm Oil Sector

    IFC's Strategy for Engagement in the Palm Oil Sector includes advisory support and identification of viable investment opportunities with local, regional or larger players where projects can have positive impact either direct employment or by supporting smallholder farmers.

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  • Mobile technology helps smallholder oil palm farmers move

    Mobile technology helps smallholder oil palm farmers move towards sustainability Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Simplifying complex data. A key challenge for many smallholder

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  • The palm oil challenge

    In demand: Global consumption of palm oil and palm kernel oil has grown rapidly from about 4 million metric tons in the late 1970s to some 70 million tons today. Major changes in consumer behavior, population growth and energy politics have been the key drivers.

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  • Multinationals cannot prevent palm oil deforestation on

    Multinationals cannot prevent palm oil deforestation on their own businesses and smallholder farmers, to lead on innovative yet decisive change that will boost sustainability and governance in

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  • Current practices and innovations in smallholder palm oil

    Smallholder farmers make up a large share of the palm oil production in Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s main palm oil producing countries (FAOSTAT 2016). Palm oil smallholders, farmers with an average of two hectares (ha) of acreage, can be grouped into the following organizational models (Daemeter Consulting 2015): 1.

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  • Smallholder Traceability System Improves Palm Oil Supply Chain

    The agronomic recommendations for increasing smallholder productivity are compiled in individual “Farm Business Plans”, which can be further supported with field-input credit, training and ultimately Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Group certification.

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  • Cargill’s Sustainable Palm Oil 2016 Progress Update and

    and ensure smallholder farmers are engaged in our approach. our key activity in the palm oil supply chain is through trading markets where we source from third party mill suppliers 1. Cargill’s Sustainable Palm Oil 2016 Progress Update and Action Plans 8 of 22

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  • Taking responsible palm oil from aspiration to implementation

    Taking responsible palm oil from aspiration to implementation. for change in the palm oil industry,” Sharon Smith of the Union palm oil volumes comes from smallholder farmers…

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  • Smallholder farmers achieve RSPO certification in Malaysia

    “Smallholder oil palm farmers are a key part of the palm oil supply chain. They are also the least prepared to achieve RSPO certification. Together with our partners Wild Asia and Solidaridad, we wanted to see how we can assist smallholders to get into the global sustainable supply chain.

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  • Making independent smallholder farmers part of the

    Making independent smallholder farmers part of the greening process. 21 Sep Making independent smallholder farmers part of the greening process. What can the palm oil industry do to “green” its supply chain? What are some of the obstacles to greater sustainability? The SIIA travels to Riau to see what one palm oil company is doing to

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  • Exploring yield gaps in smallholder oil palm production

    Exploring yield gaps in smallholder oil palm production systems in eastern Sumatra, Indonesia (Belcher et al., 2004) and have analyzed the level of technical efficiency of smallholder oil palm farmers in a supported production scheme in West Sumatra S.R. RahmatGross margin analysis for palm oil industry in Malaysia. Case study Johor

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  • Oil Palm Industry Takes Land, Promises Livelihood

    Dispersed among Indonesia's massive oil palm plantations, small farmers are contributing increasingly to the country's booming palm oil industry. The government has provided substantial subsidies for these farmers - known as smallholders - while mandating that large commercial operations work alongside the small producers.

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  • Independent oil palm smallholders neglected in

    "But that's overlooking a key actor in palm oil production: small-scale farmers," the research report says. Sustainability in the palm oil industry. "By joining a farmers' group, I hope to

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  • Smallholder inclusion and human rights key topics on the

    The RT highlighted the need for more attention on human rights and labour issues in the palm oil industry and better involvement of smallholder farmers in the principles and criteria of the RSPO.

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  • Palm oil plantation | partnership with smallholder| Asian Agri

    Medan, 22 May 2018 – Large oil palm companies must partner with smallholder farmers to help meet growing demand for palm oil around the world. “We should build the capacity of smallholders as they play a key role in ensuring the success of the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

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  • Palm oil smallholder farmers receive funding boost

    The palm oil giant plans to use satellites to monitor all of its palm oil suppliers, making it almost impossible for them to get away with forest destruction. The pioneering move comes as Corbion has signed on as a member of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON), through which major industry players in the region are

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  • PRESS RELEASE Smallholder Partnership for Capacity

    Smallholder Partnership for Capacity Building and Sustainable Palm Oil Medan, 22 May 2018 – Large oil palm companies must partner with smallholder farmers to help meet growing demand for palm oil around the world. “We should build the capacity of smallholders as they play a key role in ensuring the success of the palm oil industry in Indonesia.

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  • Review of smallholder projects in palm oil – a Malaysian

    Small farmers are a vital part of the global palm oil supply chain. It is estimated that there are 3 million small oil palm farmers worldwide, producing approximately 4 million tonnes of palm oil, around 9% of total global production.

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  • A Proposal for the Establishment of a ‘Smallholder

    Palm Oil Production’ to assist the palm oil industry to move towards sustainable and socially responsible palm oil production and trading [1]. The criteria were developed after extensive stakeholder consultation. This consultation process identified the special needs of the smallholder sector.

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  • Unilever Partners with PTPN to Increase Production of Palm Oil

    PTPN is government-owned and a large player in the Indonesian palm oil industry working with an extensive network of smallholder farmers. The MoU with Unilever is an important incentive for smallholder farmers to adopt sustainable agricultural and business practices as it supports the business case for sustainable palm oil as well as gives them access to the necessary training and skills to make the

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  • Innovative Smallholder Fresh Fruit Bunch - GeoTraceability

    We have committed substantial resources to empowering smallholders to improve their livelihoods and to ensure they share in the benefits of oil palm development. "Our collaboration with GeoTraceability and Wild Asia to develop this smallholder specific traceability tool

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  • Collective action in a smallholder oil palm production

    Yet, oil palm is a suitable crop for smallholder farmers and can provide high returns to land, labour and capital, and has improved the livelihoods for many smallholder farmers (Budidarsono et al., 2013, Feintrenie et al., 2010, Susila, 2004).

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  • Effect Relationships on Sustainable Development of Palm

    The key for strengthening the palm oil governance and optimizing development outcomes is to cooperate on making the ISPO as a certification system more valuable and internationally recognized as a part of Indonesia’s green development strategy; also to strengthen and improve

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  • Palm oil - IDH - the sustainable trade initiative

    In May 2016, the Dutch Taskforce Sustainable Palm Oil announced the results of the sustainable use of palm oil in the Dutch food & feed industry. The taskforce members, eight food and feed industry associations, all achieved the ambition they set in 2011: ‘100% sustainable palm oil for the Dutch market by the end of 2015’.

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  • Palm Oil 2016 | Yale School of Management

    The demand for palm oil had skyrocketed from 1990-2010 and crude palm oil (CPO) became the most highly traded edible oil. The palm oil boom had significant impact on economic development in rural Indonesia. Forty percent of Indonesia’s palm oil was grown by an estimated 3.5 million smallholder farmers.

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  • Why we should be demanding ‘sustainable palm oil’, not

    Banning palm oil could put the livelihoods of smallholder farmers at risk in some of the most under-developed and poorest parts of the world. Supporting smallholder farmers to improve their

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  • Palm Oil Industry in Indonesia› Business› Commodities

    Indonesia's oil palm plantation and processing industry is a key industry to the country's economy: the export of palm oil is an important foreign exchange earner while the industry provides employment opportunities to millions of Indonesians. In terms of agriculture, palm oil is the most important industry of Indonesia contributing between 1.5 - 2.5 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP).

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  • Where does our oil come from?

    Palm kernel oil - made from kernels of the palm fruit - is an important renewable raw material to produce home and personal care ingredients. BASF is one of the biggest processors of palm kernel oil worldwide with a footprint of more than 500,000 metric tons.

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  • IFC in the Palm Oil Sector

    IFC's Strategy for Engagement in the Palm Oil Sector includes advisory support and identification of viable investment opportunities with local, regional or larger players where projects can have positive impact either direct employment or by supporting smallholder farmers.

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  • Improving the Livelihoods of Palm Oil Smallholders: the

    smallholder farmers. • Leadership Vacuum: Stakeholders could not identify specific companies that are leaders in improving smallholder livelihoods in palm oil. In some other corporate sectors, such as the pharmaceutical industry, multiple leading companies model best practice approaches to corporate social responsibility efforts.

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  • Smallholder finance in the palm oil sector: Analyzing the

    Key messages. Smallholder farmers require significant financing to establish, maintain and replant their oil palm plantations, in order to both increase productivity and improve the quality of the fresh fruit bunches (FFB) produced.

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  • Top 10 Indonesian Palm Oil Companies - BizVibe Blog

    We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Indonesian palm oil companies in 2017, based on revenues. Meet BizVibe’s top 10 Indonesian palm oil companies in 2017, assessed by their annual revenues . Cargill . The top palm oil producing company in Indonesia is Cargill, a global corporation with many palm oil plantations and a headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia. Their revenue topped $107 billion in 2016 with a

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  • Indonesian Oil Palm Smallholders and the Roundtable on

    The ‘Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’ (RSPO) is an initiative established by businesses involved in the production, processing and retail of palm oil in collaboration with major environmental NGOs, notably WWF. Key members include Malaysian and Indonesian palm oil companies and European processing and retailing companies.

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  • Opinion: Working with farmers to achieve a sustainable

    The all-encompassing nature of the industry requires us to engage not only the smallholder farmers that make up the majority of palm oil growers, but the entire community.

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  • smalholder palm oil financing 160209 - Rainforest Alliance

    Smallholder Palm Oil Financing in Indonesia Needs and Opportunies for Sustainable Finance Interven on January 2016!

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  • How your company can get serious about responsible palm

    How your company can get serious about responsible palm oil. David Bennell. Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:33am And how do stakeholders ensure that responsible palm oil commitments improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and plantation workers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen indigenous and community land rights

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  • Supporting independent palm oil farmers | News | Unilever

    For farmers, this means they can now sell their produce at a premium price, thereby increasing their income and improving their livelihoods. And, for Unilever, it helps to secure more sustainable palm oil for our products with the inclusion of smallholder farmers in our supply chain.

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  • Replanting the oil palm to save forests - CIFOR Forests News

    A portion of this money, managed by the Palm Oil Fund Management Agency, goes toward developing the sustainability of the palm oil industry, through efforts such as human resource development, research and development, promoting the industry domestically

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  • Nestlé takes further steps to improve labour conditions in

    Palm oil accounts for 35 percent of the world’s vegetable oil consumption and is used in almost 50 percent of supermarket products. Indonesia is the largest producer of palm oil in the world, and the industry employs an estimated 3.7 million people, formally and informally.

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