This paper was submitted for inclusion in ETFRN News 59 – Exploring inclusive oil palm production, due for release in early 2019. This will contain 20 papers plus interviews, presenting examples of innovative and inclusive palm oil production systems. It will assess what has not worked, but importantly, it will analyse what positive practices and policies have worked for more inclusive palm oil production and why, as we strive towards more collective and sustainable solutions to this apparently intractable problem.
Smallholder oil palm in Honduras – A model for sustainable livelihoods and landscapes
12 February 2019
This paper presents the story of the evolution of oil palm farming following hurricane Fifi-Orlene which hit Honduras in 1974, wiping out entire communities. It looks at how government, NGO and community interventions within the oil palm industry have since improved the livelihoods of many Honduran farmers and their families.