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Winrock International

Legacy Project

Compilation of Best Management Practices to Reduce Operational Emissions from Palm Oil Production

As worldwide demand for palm oil rises, palm fruit cultivation and processing have also increased – especially in Indonesia and Malaysia, which account for 86 percent of the world’s supply. However, the expansion of palm oil has resulted in significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land preparation, fires, and ongoing production. This project aims to identify best management practices (BMPs) for reducing emissions in the palm oil industry. In conjunction with five to seven case studies, the project will prepare a corresponding report analyzing the current state of BMPs and providing recommendations to the industry.

Funder: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Project Timeline: April 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Colombia, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea

Program Areas: Agriculture, Resilience and Water  and Clean Energy and Environment

Contact: Bikash Pandey,

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