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Possibilities and challenges for developing a more inclusive and sustainable independent smallholder oil palm sector in Ketapang, Indonesia

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Authors: Edi Purwanto and Idsert Jelsma

Indonesia - 2020

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Independent smallholder oil palm growers currently suffers severe sustainability and inclusivity issues. Tropenbos Indonesia is committed to improve the performance of independent oil palm smallholders and thereby contribute to sustainable and inclusive landscapes. Interventions will take place in two different landscapes in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, between 2020-2024. 

Our programme includes providing farmers access to knowledge on Good Agricultural Practices, supporting collective action, strengthening or setting up Village Companies, satellite based as well as participatory mapping exercises, facilitate discussions among local actors and linking international funds for sustainable development with actual practices on the ground. 

This info brief provides an overview of main challenges and possibilities encountered so far. 

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