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Last year, the Amanah Association was the first Independent Smallholder Association in Indonesia to achieve Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. RSPO certification helps protect the farmers’ immediate environment, improve yields and reduce input costs.
RSPO Smallholder Support Fund: Manufacturers & retailers encouraged to support palm smallholders in $1.25 million fund application
Product manufacturers and retailers are being called upon to help palm smallholders access a $1.25 million fund to assist them in gaining Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.
GreenPalm has reported a record trade of palm kernel oil (PKO) certificates during the month of October 2013. November saw a further record broken by the sustainable palm oil certificate-trading programme, with unprecedented figures for the number of palm oil certificates sold.
Communicated to all our members on Wednesday 6th November 2013, advising a change in the way that the GreenPalm trading platform operates.
Working with palm growers committed to sustainable farming, from large plantations to small holders, remains a primary objective. This is the message that GreenPalm will be taking to the 11th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT11) in Medan, Indonesia from the 11th to the 14th November, 2013.