not only the stakeholders, the independent smallholders could also implement the principles and criteria in roundtable on sustainable palm oil (RSPO). there have been 9 groups of independent smallholders got rspo certificate.
By the end of 2017, the smallholders both plasma and independent ones getting RSPO certificate got more. According to RSPO, by June 2017 the plasma and independent smallholders’ areas getting RSPO certificate reached 333.345 hectares and involved 139.123 smallholders.
So the smallholders increased 21% to get RSPO certificate compared to the same period in 2016 that only covered 109.415 smallholders.
To support more smallholders, namely, the independent ones to implement sustainable cultivation, RSPO has prepared the fund help scheme for them. It is called RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF).
Country Director RSPO Indonesia Operation, Tiur Rumondang, said, RSSF could be one way to help the smallholders to get RSPO certificate.
In the RSSF scheme, there are three ways to get the fund supports, they are, Smallholder Certification Project. In the scheme, she continued, the fund help would be for training, and make best management practices (BMP) and develop the cultivation technic. “It starts from making good administratitive system and empower the organization of the smallholders,” she claimed.
The second is Smallholder Certification Audit Cost (one-off only). In this scheme, it would cover the fund to audit process in RSPO. It could fund t . . .