Smallholders are a vital part of the global palm oil supply chain, but they are often less productive and sustainable than big firms. Experts at RSPO's annual conference shared ways to help these farmers increase their productivity while reducing environmental impact.
Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil passed a resolution to ramp up the quality and credibility of assessments on Thursday, shortly after a recent investigative report questioned the integrity of its certification.
Herry Purnomo –
Scientists and policymakers - aware of the extreme dry season of El Nino - have warned of fires in Indonesia months in advance. Why then, do fires continue to blaze and what is being done about it? Bogor Agricultural University's Herry Purnomo shares his view.
Jessica Cheam –
A new report by WWF reveals that banks in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia perform poorly when it comes to ESG standards. It may come as a surprise to many that Singapore banks fared the worst.