9th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil in November 2011 in Malaysia

The 9th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT9) & 8th General Assembly (GA8) will be held from 22 – 24 November 2011 in Malaysia. 

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit association that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry – oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs and social or developmental NGOs – to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. 

Solidaridad assists RSPO through its membership of the Task Force on Smallholders group, and its attendance at roundtable where it provides input and advice on topics relating to smallholders. Solidaridad also has a fund for smallholders from the RSPO that it will use to work with partners and train smallholders in pre-certification agricultural training. Read more on Solidaridad Network and palm oil.