Asian Agri’s longstanding partnership with palm oil smallholders has often been seen as a successful case study of governance in the regional palm oil industry.
With an annual production capacity of 1 million tonnes of palm oil, Asian Agri leverages best management practices to ensure its operations are not only efficient and sustainable, but beneficial to its partnering smallholders (Plasma schemed or independent), the wider community and the environment. For instance, its multifaceted and multilayered guidance (e.g. best quality seeds, training, equipment, consultation/engagement) provided to smallholders has led to increased plantation yields.
Recent news reports covered one Asian Agri initiative that brought together less experienced smallholders (from Gonting Malaha Village in Pulau Bandar, Asahan) and their more experienced and successful counterparts (the Amanah Association in Srimulya Jaya Village in Ukui District, Pelalawan). The visit took place on September 28 to 30, 2015.