Addressing Malnutrition in and Around Indonesia's Vast Plantations


Despite Indonesia’s impressive economic growth, acute malnutrition remains a public health issue across Indonesia, with some places more severely affected than others. Stunting frequently occurs among children, and iron deficiency anemia is common among women of reproductive age.

How to Bring Smallholders on the Journey to Zero-deforestation Food Systems


To combat deforestation, interventions must support both development and inclusion. Smallholders need to be brought on the journey towards zero deforestation. A new research collaboration aims to assess what programmes see most success on these dual deliverables.

Sustainability, Why It Makes Business Sense - A Discussion With Students From the University Of St. Gallen


By Devane Sharma

With the growing awareness of issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution flows and topics like social justice, sustainability moves into the central focus of businesses and regulators around the world. Universities are adding modules and embedding sustainability into their curriculums. One such module is the University of St.Gallen’s (Switzerland) Asia Compact course on “Sustainability in Singapore and Southeast Asia, part of the Masters of General Management program.

Enabling Independent Palm Oil Smallholders to Gain Sustainability Certifications

Multimedia with summary

Musim Mas assisted the first independent smallholders to gain Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (#ISPO) certification of the Ministry of Agriculture Decree No. 38,2020.

The company's smallholders program has been training smallholders to meet the same efficient farming standards as industrial plantations. The program also features modules covering agronomy and NDPE (#NoDeforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation) commitments. Watch this video to find out how the program helps improve  sustainability, and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

Musim Mas Launched First Smallholders Hub In Sambas

Press Release

SAMBAS, Indonesia, February 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Musim Mas Group officially launched its first Smallholders Hub in Sambas on 14 January 2022 with the local government and key stakeholders.

Nearly 5000 Independent Smallholders Certified in Sierra Leone

Press Release

September 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Palm oil holds a significant place in the African region.  Oil palm is indigenous to Africa — its use as a basic food crop has been vital to the inhabitants of the equatorial regions in Africa as far back as 3000 BC in Egypt. Presently, the African region is estimated to have more than 4 million hectares of oil palm production area across over 22 countries. As an emerging market for palm oil, the region accounts for approximately 5% of global palm oil output, and at least 10% of the global palm oil demand.

East-West Seed Leads Seed Industry On Increasing Smallholder Farmer Productivity in South and Southeast Asia

First ever Access to Seeds Index for South and Southeast Asia evaluated 24 leading seed companies in the region on support for Sustainable Development Goals
Press Release

Manila, The Philippines, November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Thailand-based East-West Seed outperformed global giants Bayer and Syngenta in the first-ever Access to Seeds Index for South and Southeast Asia, which evaluated the efforts of 24 leading seed companies in the region to support growth in the productivity of smallholder farmers, one of the main targets of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Subscribe to smallholders