India’s Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) on supplying sustainable palm oil production by smallholders in Sarawak, Malaysia and expanding market access for MSPO certification (Malaysia’s Sustainable Palm) , signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Oil) Oil from Sarawak palm oil smallholders in the Indian market.
According to a media statement by India’s SEA, the signing of the MoU is seen as one important step to accelerate market access for sustainable palm oil, especially from indigenous palm oil smallholders in Sarawak.
Through this partnership between SEA and Solidaridad, palm oil smallholders in Sarawak will receive a series of trainings in good farming practices and climate-smart farming practices to improve sustainability, productivity and livelihoods. It is planned, the company said.
Conclusion of agreement by four parties
Areas of cooperation identified in the MoU include supporting independent palm oil smallholders in Sarawak in sustainable palm oil production and management. Collaborative collaboration and communication to promote sustainable palm oil considering the Sustainable Development Goals. Expanding market access for MSPO certified palm oil from Sarawak palm oil smallholders in the Indian market.
The MoU was signed in Malaysia between four associations: SEA of India, Solidaridad, Dayak Oil Palm Planters Association (DOPPA) and Persatuan Veteran Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (PVATM) Negeri Sarawak.
India SEA Chairman Ajay Junjunwala and Asia Palm Oil Alliance Chairman Atul Chaturvedi support smallholder palm oil farmers through innovative solutions to improve productivity and move towards sustainability emphasized the SEA’s intention to facilitate the transition of the economy and create an inclusive economy. It will benefit them and society through access to the Indian market.