25 November 2015

Thai smallholders achieve RSPO certification


Thai smallholders achieve RSPO certification

During 2014, Proforest worked with Shell, Patum Veg and the mills that supply them to identify the high conservation values (HCVs) that smallholders are likely to find in their palm oil plots.

As the identification, management and maintenance of HCVs is an essential prerequisite for RSPO certification, Patum Veg needed to find a simple, low cost way for smallholders to apply this requirement.

As the recent RSPO certification of this smallholder group shows, simplified systems for the identification of HCVs are possible. 

Read more here.