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Single largest independent smallholder group gets RSPO certification


An aerial view of an oil palm plantation in South Sumatra, Indonesia. - Antara Foto, via Reuters

An aerial view of an oil palm plantation in South Sumatra, Indonesia. - Antara Foto, via Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR: A group of more than 2,700 independent smallholders covering 5,500ha in South Sumatra, Indonesia, has received the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification, making it the world’s largest individual group of independent smallholders ever to be certified.

This was achieved in June with support from Wilmar International Ltd’s subsidiary, PT Tania Selatan, and financial assistance from the RSPO Smallholder Support Fund, said Wilmar and RSPO in a joint statement on Tuesday.

   

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