USAID SEGAR – RSPO Signed Cooperation to Support Sustainable Palm Oil Practices for the Smallholders

USAID SEGAR – RSPO Signed Cooperation to Support Sustainable Palm Oil Practices for the Smallholders

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Sustainable Environmental Governance Across Regions (USAID SEGAR) signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to support more responsible and sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia.

The activity of agreement includes to increase the numbers of smallholders to get RSPO certificate would cooperate with the regional governments and the companies as its members to escalate the plan quality of land use and regional cultivation with high conservation values and escalate the implementation of Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP).

“By the cooperation, USAID would happily support more sustainable palm oil supply in Indonesia. We believe, greener and more sustainable palm oil sector would deliver inclusive development that respects social and environmental values,” Director of Environment Office USAID Indonesia, USAID Indonesia, Brian Dusza said, as in the press release that InfoSAWIT got, Monday (15/8/2022).

USAID SEGAR would cooperate to support Indonesia and other stakeholders in Indonesia to escalate the environmental governance namely in land – based sector. One of important aspects from what USAID SEGAR would do is about to involve with the companies in Indonesia and every organization that represents them to escalate their obedience about environment, social, and governance standards, promote the sustainable production practice, escalate land cultivation, and confirm that the local people would get advantages in economy from their sustainable business practices.

Chief Executive Officer RSPO, Joseph D'Cruz said, the key to change commitment of certification to be real systemic change is by supporting every actor in sustainable supply chain that would make the change. “We have to be very supportive to the smallholders to enable them of implementing more sustainable agricultural practices that leads to the better and higher result, income, and living of source,” he said. (T2)