Palma de Aceite, palmicultura sostenible, sostenibilidad, aceite de palma, RSPO, Agricultura sostenible

ABOUT THE SECTOR

THE MOST WIDELY USED VEGETABLE

OIL ON THE PLANET

CHALLENGES

Including smallholders in the certification process.
Increasing yields.
Financial support from private industry and government agencies to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices.
Changing the image of palm oil amongst consumers.

OUR WORK

We are joining efforts with our allies in the Colombian palm oil industry to achieve the following objectives by 2020:

OTHER PROJECTS

 

 

 

What is the RSPO?

It is a globally recognized sustainability standard based on 8 core principles.

IMPACT

Working together we have

made significant changes

within this value chain.

RSPO IMPACT

OUR PATH

  • Palma, C.I Biocosta, RSPO, Sostenibilidad, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Solidaridad, Colombia,

    Cargill- CI Biocosta project approved

    ENERO

    The Cargill-CI Biocosta project was approved to support the certification process of more than 600 smallholders in Colombia.

  • Jóvenes Rurales, Palma, Relevo Generacional, Sostenibilidad, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible,

    Green light given for rural youth study

    OCTUBRE

    We began to analyse the results of the study "State-of-the-art Policies, Programmes, and Projects Targeting Rural Youth", conducted by Asociación Visión Social, to explore the possibility of working with rural youth in the sector.

  • RSPO, Solidaridad, Aceite de Palma, Palma de Aceite, Sostenibilidad, Colombia, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible

    5th RSPO Latin American Conference held

    SEPTIEMBRE

    We participated in the 5th RSPO Latin American conference, along with national and international industry experts, to demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development in the region.

  • Declaración palma, RSPO, Palma de Aceite, Aceite de Palma, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Sostenibilidad, Colombia

    Joint work began

    JULIO

    We started implementing the Plataforma Comercio Sostenible’s work plan for the palm oil sector, with our sights set on achieving our goals by 2016.

  • Declaration signed

    JUNIO

    We committed ourselves, together with more than 25 companies in the industry, to the sustainability of palm oil in Colombia.

  • Milestones and work plan laid out

    ENERO

    We convened more than 20 palm oil companies to define milestones and a work plan aimed at strengthening the sustainability of the palm oil sector in Colombia.

  • FSP project starts in Colombia

    ENERO

    We initiated the FSP project with the goal of helping five palm-oil producing companies in Colombia achieve certification under RSPO criteria.

CONTACT INFORMATION

María Goretti Esquivel
Maria Goretti Esquivel
Palm Oil Coordinator
mariag@solidaridadnetwork.org

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