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Sustainable Palm Oil

Say . to Sustainable Palm Oil

Project period: September 2018 – August 2022

Project period: September 2018 – August 2022

SCPOPP

Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) in Thailand

Palm oil is used in daily from packaged food, cosmetics and personal hygiene products to biofuels and bread. Sourcing palm oil from sustainable oil palm plantation is a sole answer to save the planet and at least 3,000 oil palm small-scale farmers in Southern Thailand are doing it with a support of the Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) project.
Palm oil is used in daily from packaged food, cosmetics and personal hygiene products to biofuels and bread. Sourcing palm oil from sustainable oil palm plantation is a sole answer to save the planet and at least 3,000 oil palm small-scale farmers in Southern Thailand are doing it with a support of the Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) project.

Our Goals

The project increases demand and supply of sustainable and climate-friendly palm oil in Thailand, while cutting greenhouse gas emission from oil palm production and increasing ecological and social sustainability of palm oil producing countries.

Areas of Implementation

Surat Thani, Krabi and Chumphon Provinces, Thailand

Currently, locally-produced sustainable palm oil is limited, accounting only 2% of the total palm oil production in Thailand. This is because of large number of oil palm smallholder farmers lack group unity, access to micro-finance and capacity and knowledge. Around 22% of Thailand’s entire greenhouse gas emissions come from the agricultural sector, especially from the oil palm plantation. So, changing fertilizer use and recycling organic materials hold strong potential for reducing the emission in the palm oil sector.

The project closely works with public and private partners to promote international sustainability standards for palm oil production and support smallholder farmers in achieving sustainable palm oil certification. The project also offers an access to the sustainability markets for the smallholder farmers who join the training.

Contact person
Kanokwan Saswattecha
Project Manager
  • : +66 84 123 0470
  • : kanokwan.saswattecha@giz.de