Sarbiyanto: Discipline is Key to RSPO Oil Palm Smallholders

Pak Sarbiyanto Sarbiyanto, a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified oil palm farmer, began to change his ways of farming after he realized the importance of sustainability. He has faithfully adopted environmentally friendly practices when growing oil palm trees and harvesting Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB). Sarbiyanto is one of the many farmers in Sukorejo …

Marlin: Learning to Farm Oil Palms Sustainably

Pak Marlin Marlin and his family moved from East Java to a remote village in Central Kalimantan in the early 1980s. Now, the once-quiet village has developed rapidly from palm oil production, while Marlin has decided to become an independent oil palm farmer and learn about the principles of sustainable farming. Marlin has various types …

Hendriyono: A Portrait of Persistence and Optimism

Pak Hendriyono Hendriyono, a transmigrant who became an independent oil palm farmer in Suka Maju Village, Seruyan Regency, Central Kalimantan Province. Through training and certification programs, Hendriyono learned how to manage oil palm plantations sustainably, which minimizes the negative environmental and social impacts of the palm oil industry. Hendriyono, 49, was born and raised in …