Posts Tagged with "farmer"

Failures And Unanswered Questions At The RSPO

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Today was the final day of the 8th Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. Many controversial and heated issues were hashed out at the four-day gathering as the different interests — which include palm oil producers, processors, traders, retailers, banks, and environmental and social NGOs — battled to be heard. The [...]

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Is the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Really Looking Out for Small Farmers?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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One of the main focuses at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s 8th gathering (RT8) is smallholders and their role in the world’s palm oil supply. Production by smallholders — a term typically applied to small farmers who grow a mixture of cash crops and subsistence crops — has grown to over 40%. The message [...]

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