Smallholder Trainer Academy Empowers the Smallholders Competence

Smallholder Trainer Academy Empowers the Smallholders Competence

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – Ever since it was launched in November 2019, the Smallholder Trainer Academy (STA) of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has done four training sessions in Medan and Aceh, Indonesia; Accra, Ghana; and Santa Marta, Colombia, by training 75 main trainers of 27 organizations.

RSPO Smallholders Program Manager, Kertijah Abdul Kadir said that until now many welcome the STA and the stakeholders were happy with the initiative. This is the important platform for helping increase the training and involve the smallholders globally.

“We had completed the first group of ‘Trainer Training’ last year which consisted of four training sessions in Africa, Latin America Latin, and Southeast Asia. We planned to do the same in the early of next year. But it depends on the progress of the trainers in the first group for they would train (the smallholders) in the future. We need to ensure that they are confident and comfort enough to train others who want to be the main trainers,” he said as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of RSPO recently.

He also mentioned that to promote the STA, his side has taken other organizations and stakeholders within the same missions through the RSPO network to be the project partners.

“We have prepared the materials of communication which were told in RT17 in Bangkok last year. We shared our digital brochures with the organization we contacted before to make partnership and we also have uploaded to the RSPO website. Besides we have developed the STA portal which was launched in December last year,” he said. (T2)


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