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The Cameroon National Interpretation (NI) Public Consultation has been extended to  30 July 2021.

The RSPO National Interpretation (NI) draft of the 2018 RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) for Cameroon has been developed by participatory, multi-stakeholder groups, which include representation from the relevant RSPO membership sectors. The formation of a National Interpretation Working Group (NIWG) for Cameroon ensures that all required procedures, communications, and actions taken have been properly documented and recorded.

The RSPO Cameroon National Interpretation (Cameroon NI) has been drafted through a comprehensive development process, including consultations with relevant stakeholder groups, to ensure the NI accurately reflects the nature of the oil palm industry in Cameroon. In particular, it takes into account national legislation and customs in the country, whilst maintaining, and in some cases, strengthening the integrity of the RSPO requirements for certification.

The Cameroon NI draft was posted on 19 April for a 60-day commenting period alongside ground consultation processes. To further promote and enhance inclusiveness during the consultation process, the Cameroon NIWG has decided to extend the consultation period until 30 July 2021. 

All are invited to submit questions, comments, and/or observations on the draft in the comment template here. Available in English and French versions, the draft can be downloaded from here. All comments must be submitted to the Cameroon NITF at john.takang@engov-institute.org by close of business on 30 July 2021.