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Smallholders News

An oil palm farmer’s positive impact on the environment

May 16, 2018

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…

When an oil palm farmer finds a better way

May 15, 2018

Smallholder farmer Sunarno talks about his journey, from using herbicides to adopting best practices in sustainable palm oil cultivation - and eventually, supplementing his income through the sale of RSPO credits, inspiring others to follow…

RSPO Credits put dreams within reach

May 7, 2018

Like many other oil palm smallholder farmers, Jalal Sayuti had limited farming knowledge and an unstable livelihood. Joining RSPO and being able to sell RSPO credits via his smallholder group - Gapoktan Tanjung Sehati, not…

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

November 22, 2017

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

Palm oil smallholders: a sustainable development challenge

March 23, 2016

Smallholders are critical, producing 40% of the palm oil, but suffering from lower yields. We want to support more smallholders to become RSPO certified, in order to produce more oil using less land, reducing the…

Oil palm smallholders: a primer

March 17, 2016

There are over 2.2 million oil palm smallholders worldwide, who account for 30% of the total global production of palm oil while making up 40% of the land coverage used for palm oil cultivation. Hence,…

Growing momentum for smallholders globally

March 17, 2016

As the third largest producer of crude palm oil (CPO) in the world, over 70% of oil palm in Thailand is produced by independent smallholders.

Smallholder initiatives receive 1million Euro from the RSPO

March 1, 2016

Since the introduction of the RSPO Smallholders Support Fund (RSSF) in 2013, a number of six initiatives around the world have been commissioned approximately EUR 1 million in line with promoting the production of certified…

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