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How Asian Agri Helped Smallholders become First in Country to Earn RSPO Certification

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a global organization of palm companies, retailers, financial institutions, and environmental groups, sets strict standards for palm oil growers in 2004. They were quickly adopted by large companies, but this proved more difficult for Indonesia’s 1.7 million smallholders, many of whom lacked the skills, information and financing to complete the certification.

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