June 13, 2017
Today, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) released the Public Notification on upcoming RSPO Certification Initial Assessment of KUD Tani Subur (Koperasi Unit Desa) and its independent palm oil growers, in Pangkalan Tiga Village, Kotawaringin Barat District, Central Kalimantan Province.
The RSPO certification assessment is scheduled to take place from July 17-21, 2017. The assessment will be carried out on the entity KUD Tani Subur and its smallholders. Guided through the certification process by INOBU in partnership with Unilever, KUD Tani Subur is a cooperative organisation of independent smallholders committed to improving the welfare of its members and promoting sustainable palm oil in Central Kalimantan Province. The cooperative has more than 190 independent smallholders and 326.40 hectares under plantation.
This RSPO public announcement is a major milestone in INOBU’s pilot smallholder certification program, which includes 600 small-scale growers of palm oil.
KUD Tani Subur registered as an RSPO member in February 2017. Learn more about INOBU’s pilot smallholder certification program.
INOBU (Institut Penelitian Inovasi Bumi) is an Indonesian research institute that works towards the vision of an Indonesia where land and seascapes are managed sustainably and benefit the communities that depend on them. Through innovative research, policy analysis, technology and alliance-building, INOBU seeks to improve public policies and strengthen civil society to sustainably manage Indonesia’s natural resources and agricultural production systems, throughout the life-cycle of products.
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