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Detail

Area
Indonesia
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Oil palm
Date
01/10/2014
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Environmental policy
Description
Launched the Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (SPOI), a national platform meant to help small low-income growers increase their productivity while adopting environmentally sound practices.
Notes
The government, in partnership with UNDP (the United Nations Development Program), has launched the Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative, SPOI, a national platform meant to help small, low-income palm farmers increase their productivity while adopting environmentally sound practices. Reportedly, smallholders manage over 40% of Indonesia’s oil palm plantations. The new programme aims at raising smallholder yields to 5 tonnes of oil per hectare (compared to the current average of 2.5 – 3 tonnes) while abiding by Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standards and achieving official ISPO certification. The ultimate objective is to improve the livelihoods of small palm farmers, without causing harm to the environment. Reportedly, the programme targets 4.4 million hectares of oil palm smallholdings (or 44% of the country’s total area under oil palm), involving an estimated 2.2 million farmers.