Tagged with "Palm Oil"

  • Implementing the European regulation on deforestation-free products: Solutions for the palm oil, cocoa and coffee sectors

    While the EU regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) is an important step towards combatting deforestation globally, it will come at a cost to operators selling products on the EU market. And it may lead them to adopt sourcing strategies that exclude smallholder farmers from their supply chains. However, smallholder farmers’ inclusion in European supply chains is key to ensuring they are not left to sell to other markets at a lower price – thereby jeopardizing their livelihoods and, ultimately, forests. The optimal way forward is to allow them to benefit from access to the European market and to leverage the regulation as an incentive to keep forests intact. The timing for developing effective interventions is limited and should rely on the solutions that have already been tried and tested. IDH has co-designed with the private sector a number of programs to ensure that the EUDR will not incentivize disengagement from areas with high deforestation risks, nor the exclusion of the most marginalized smallholder farmers from European supply chains. These solutions are designed through public-private collaborative processes, and aim to be replicated and brought to scale over the coming years.

    Implementing the European regulation on deforestation-free products: Solutions for the palm oil, cocoa and coffee sectors
  • Podcast: Exploring Pathways to Achieve Sustainability Goals in the Palm Oil Sector

    In this new podcast episode, we discuss with Véronique Bovée, Deputy Director at Proforest, what aspects the palm oil industry can improve to achieve sustainability goals…

    Podcast: Exploring Pathways to Achieve Sustainability Goals in the Palm Oil Sector
  • Sustainable palm oil players discuss implementation of EU deforestation regulation

    One month after the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) was adopted, industry leaders, smallholder representatives, civil society experts and government representatives discussed ways forward. 300 attendees gathered in Frankfurt (Main), Germany,…

    Sustainable palm oil players discuss implementation of EU deforestation regulation
  • Report ‘Sustainable Palm Oil: Europe’s Business’

    Today RSPO, IDH and EPOA jointly presented the report ‘Sustainable Palm Oil: Europe’s business – fact, analysis and actions to leverage impact’. The report gives an in-depth analysis of…

    Report ‘Sustainable Palm Oil: Europe’s Business’
  • Podcast: Transforming the Palm Oil Market

    How is IDH working toward transforming the Palm Oil market? This podcast is a conversation between Neha Simlai, Senior Program Manager IDH, and Sneha Maheshwari, Program Officer, Palm Oil both…

    Podcast: Transforming the Palm Oil Market
  • SDM Case Study: PT PAS, Indonesia

    Palm oil is both a major contributor to Indonesia’s economy and driver of deforestation and biodiversity loss. Investment in sustainable smallholder production and conservation is critical. PT PAS produces, processes,…

    SDM Case Study: PT PAS, Indonesia
  • AGRI3 Sector Paper Indonesia – Palm oil

    Palm oil is Indonesia's most important agricultural export product, worth US$17.36 billion. It contributes to poverty alleviation in many parts of the country, including Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, oil palm is the most widely cultivated crop in terms of area, covering approximately 14.6 million hectares.

    AGRI3 Sector Paper Indonesia – Palm oil
  • Press release: &Green invests in Indonesian palm oil company PT Hilton Duta Lestari for the establishment of a traceable, inclusive and deforestation-free palm oil supply chain

    &Green, a blended finance vehicle established to de-link deforestation from tropical agricultural commodity production, will work with HDL to reduce deforestation across four districts and improve incomes for up to 85,000 inhabitants, mainly indigenous (Dayak) communities.

    Press release: &Green invests in Indonesian palm oil company PT Hilton Duta Lestari for the establishment of a traceable, inclusive and deforestation-free palm oil supply chain
  • &Green invests in Indonesian palm oil company PT Hilton Duta Lestari for the establishment of a traceable, inclusive and deforestation-free palm oil supply chain

    Stichting andgreen.fund (“&Green”) has invested USD 12 million as an 8-year loan facility in PT Hilton Duta Lestari (“HDL") to construct a Crude Palm Oil mill and to create an inclusive palm oil supply base in West Kalimantan, Indonesia that ensures No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE). &Green, a blended finance vehicle established to de-link deforestation from tropical agricultural commodity production, will work with HDL to reduce deforestation across four districts and improve incomes for up to 85,000 inhabitants, mainly indigenous (Dayak) communities. By empowering smallholders throughout a 30km radius around its estates, HDL will be able to source only from no-deforestation oil palm fruit (FFB) suppliers, which will therefore support forest protection in a landscape that is experiencing accelerating rates of clearing.

    &Green invests in Indonesian palm oil company PT Hilton Duta Lestari for the establishment of a traceable, inclusive and deforestation-free palm oil supply chain
  • Turning Europe’s good intentions into effective action to stop deforestation

    It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions and the same is true when it comes to international efforts to halt deforestation. This week, the IPCC released its Sixth Assessment Report, once again highlighting the key role of forest protection in mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts. Despite decades of such advice and well-meaning policy, we’re still losing our remaining forests at an alarming rate.

    Turning Europe’s good intentions into effective action to stop deforestation