Smallholder oil palm producers contributing to peace and sustainability in Colombia

In this paper the story of the evolution of the palm oil sector in Tumaco, Colombia is presented and how it has overcome profound crises through coordinated long term actions by private and public partners.

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.

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