Cultivating partnerships across the palm oil value chain
This series looks at how the palm oil industry can take decisive action to tackle future challenges and ensure sustainability and protection of the interests of smallholders. It is curated as RSPO approaches its 20th anniversary in April 2024.
Mutual benefits are assured when the financial sector collaborates with palm oil stakeholders. FIs can help smallholders secure credit, while getting access to data and insights required to make sound and profitable investment decisions.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's Guntur Cahyo Prabowo argues why certified smallholders should be able to sell their produce under the European Union's new deforestation regulation, including via a RSPO smallholder credits system.
Transboundary haze pollution is back with a vengeance in Southeast Asia. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz about what the palm oil sector can do to put out the peatland fires that have burned annually for four decades.