Paia | Sustainable Palm Oil – Not an Oxymoron

Paia | Sustainable Palm Oil – Not an Oxymoron

While most express anger and demand reforms from the industrial plantation owners, many will be surprised to know that the palm oil industry is not dominated by large corporations. Small-scale rural farmers who are not linked to any companies, more widely known as ‘independent smallholders’, are responsible for about 40-50% of the global palm oil production [2]. For these independent smallholders, oil palm cultivation has provided an income, lifted millions of rural households out of poverty and reduced inequalities between urban and rural populations. Therefore, smallholder farmers are critical players and must be included in the sustainable and conflict-free palm oil narrative.

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No Common Ancestor?

No Common Ancestor?

We all evolved from the most majestic creatures and here we are destroying their habitat with the bullshit narrative of 26k paid followers Michelle, misguided Jane and #creepybartman the #weirdopaedodude your mum told you about! #strangerdanger

Yes, people really are this stupid:

2018 Palm Oil Industry Scorecard

2018 Palm Oil Industry Scorecard

The Palm Oil Transparency Coalition (POTC) is formed of companies working together to remove deforestation and exploitation from their palm oil supply chains in a non-competitive forum. In 2017 we launched our first collective assessment process with 3Keel to understand how the palm oil producers and traders in our supply chains are progressing and moving towards zero deforestation and exploitation oil palm production. Our initial assessment concluded that there were varying levels of performance amongst the importers assessed, however the policies of the companies were largely consistent with the definition of zero deforestation as agreed by the Consumer Goods Forum.

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