Adum Smallholder Programme (ASH)
In the Mpohor District of the Western Region of Ghana, Proforest is supporting a partnership between Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) and three communities, which aims to support the sustainable and socially beneficial cultivation of oil palm.
A replicable and sustainable oil palm model is being developed on 1,400 hectares of communal farmland. Smallholder farmers have been trained and given technical support on environmentally sustainable production and social best practices, in order to meet RSPO standards.
Areas of training covered to date include environmental and social best management practices, community forest and biodiversity protection, FPIC and HCV identification and management and gender inclusion. Forest protection is supported through the establishment of Community Resource and Environment Management Areas and livelihood diversification support for local communities.
It is supported by funding from the UKAid through the UK Department for International Development Partnerships for Forests Programme.