The Mosaik Initiative: Finding new models of small-scale rural production systems for nature and society

The Mosaik Initiative aims to protect and restore landscapes while improving the welfare of farmers and indigenous peoples. These landscapes are also the places where globally important commodities, such as oil palm, rubber and copra are produced. The Seruyan-Bedaun Landscape incorporates the two districts of Seruyan and Kotawaringin Barat, in Central Kalimantan, which also encompasses […]

Testing Terpercaya indicators of district sustainability

By creating incentives for sustainable production, the Terpercaya approach has the potential to resolve the trade-offs between commodity production and environmental protection, including the production of palm oil. The approach relies on synergies between government authorities and different actors to achieve common goals. Democratically elected local governments play a central role as they have both […]

Monitoring jurisdictional sustainability in Indonesian commodity production: Progress and next steps

This briefing outlines how the project has developed a set of indicators to track progress towards sustainability, through a process involving input from the Indonesian Government, the private sector and civil society. It discusses next steps for testing and refining the indicators, and options for hosting and implementing the jurisdictional performance monitoring system. It ends […]

Why jurisdictional sustainability matters for commodity producers and how it can be measured in Indonesia

The Terpercaya project aims to build shared understanding of what jurisdictional sustainability is in Indonesia, and what indicators can best measure and track progress towards jurisdictional sustainability in a transparent way. The 22 selected indicators are grounded in Indonesian law. They are designed to both evaluate the performance of the jurisdictions and demonstrate the benefits […]

Tracking progress to jurisdictional sustainability: Towards a shortlist of key indicators

This is the third of a series of briefings published within the framework of the Terpercaya study on ‘tracking sustainable palm oil and defining jurisdictional sustainability at scale’, which was launched in April 2018.1 It is implemented by Inobu and the European Forest Institute, with regular inputs from an Advisory Committee co-chaired by the Delegation […]

Bridging Indonesian laws, the SDGs and commodity certification criteria for defining district sustainability

This Briefing starts by outlining the benefits of measuring sustainability at subnational jurisdiction level. It then outlines some possible components of jurisdictional sustainability and explores how the SDGs could help bridge certification standards with laws and regulations. It ends with some reflections on how the review of possible indicators for measuring progress towards jurisdictional sustainability […]

Jurisdiction Certification

The jurisdictional approach to the certification of palm oil in practice refers to the application of the RSPO Principles and Criteria at the level of the jurisdiction. Ideally, it should simplify and reduce the costs of certification thus expanding RSPO coverage while improving social and environmental outcomes. All actors in the palm oil supply chain, […]

Tracking sustainable palm oil and defining jurisdictional sustainability at scale

Simpler, more affordable and scalable, yet trustworthy, approaches may help, in complement to certification, which remains an important tool for many companies as well as a source of inspiration and best practice. A trustworthy system is built on transparency and easy, objective methods of verification. Measuring sustainability performance at the jurisdiction level, based on a […]