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

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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

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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

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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.

Collaborating for Sustainability: Musim Mas Group & Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food Host Second Joint Supplier Workshop in Aceh, Indonesia

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April 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Palm oil is the most widely-consumed and efficient vegetable oil. Its application ranges from food products to cosmetics and even industrial uses. To produce it sustainably, leading palm oil producers commit to “No Deforestation, No Peat, and No Exploitation (NDPE)”, sustainability certifications, and “Traceability to Plantation (TTP)”.

Closing the Gender Gap in the Oil Palm Industry

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Support for independent oil palm smallholder farmers has been a long-standing priority for Musim Mas. Since 2015, the company has been conducting training and providing assistance to smallholders to help them raise their productivity, acquire sustainable agricultural skills and the skills needed to gain access to financial services and supply chains.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC): Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Local Communities in Indonesia

By Devane Sharma
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As one of the global leaders in the palm oil sector, Musim Mas is committed to its No Deforestation, Peat, and Exploitation (NDPE) Policy which covers not just its entire global operations but also third-party suppliers. In particular for “No Exploitation,” its efforts are centered around Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). FPIC is a principle that gives a community the right to provide or withhold consent to proposed projects that may affect the lands they customarily own, occupy, or use.

Sustainable Palm Oil, a Perspective From an Independent Smallholder Farmer

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Independent smallholder farmers manage over 40% or 4.2 million hectares of oil palm plantations in Indonesia. Roughly, this represents an area similar to size to that of Denmark, but the plantations are more geographically dispersed around the Indonesian archipelago. Indonesia is also the biggest producer of the commodity which is used in a wide array of industries from food to personal care, household products, and even construction.

Musim Mas Is Taking a Good Hard Look at Its Conservation Efforts

By Sonia Sambhi
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In its latest drive for biodiversity conservation, Musim Mas has partnered with South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP) to assess the impact of its conservation efforts over the past ten years, figure out its blind spots, and recalibrate where necessary.

Taking an honest look at the company’s conservation efforts is a “colossal task” but shows a commitment to improving both the company-wide and industry-wide conservation efforts as it involves analysing and making sense of the data across Musim Mas’ conservation areas, said director of SEARRP, Glen Reynolds (GR).

Musim Mas Launched First Smallholders Hub In Sambas

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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.

How to Find the Sweet Spot Between Economic Development and Conservation Outcomes

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Singapore, February 15, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Palm oil major, Musim Mas Group (Musim Mas or “the Group”), the top-ranked Swiss university Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich), and IPB University (or the Institut Pertanian Bogor) in Indonesia, are delighted to announce a research collaboration for five years. The collaboration aims to investigate the conditions under which supply chain sustainability initiatives can lead to reduced deforestation in the palm oil sector in Indonesia while safeguarding producers’ inclusion.

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