Dissatisfied With RSPO, Malaysia Begins Planning Its Own Palm Oil Certification Scheme

Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities to certifie over 300,000 smallholders by national certification scheme - as the RSPO is too expensive

Malaysia plans to come up with its very own national certification scheme on the sustainable production of palm oil to tell the world that its oil palm plantations are grown in a sustainable manner and do not involve the clearing of virgin forest.

Malaysia’s oil palm sector currently does not certify its plantations. Unlike, the timber sector, the oil palm sector does not have any illegal felling of trees.

… Full text: www.soyatech.com/news_story.php?id=24546

Keywords: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), deforestastion, sustainability, RSPO-certified, smallholders


Soyatech.com, 2011-08-01.


Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), Malaysia
Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)


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