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When an oil palm farmer finds a better way

Smallholders News | May 15, 2018
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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.

Sunarno reaps benefits from learning best practices 

Forty-five-year-old smallholder farmer Sunarno, or “Narno” as he is better known, was unfamiliar with best practices in sustainable palm oil cultivation and the impacts of herbicides, until he was introduced to RSPO in 2012. Since then, Sunarno says he has increased his knowledge and gained more opportunities, resulting in a more positive impact on the environment. Additionally, through his sales of RSPO Credits, his family’s income and livelihood also improved. To discover more about how RSPO Credits helped Sunarno inspire others through best practices in sustainable palm oil production, watch the video below. 


For more information on RSPO Credits, visit http://rspocredits.org/index.html