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Thailand is the first country in the world to have RSPO-certified independent smallholders.
11 Oktober 2012

The group certification comprises of
– 412 smallholders
– over 2,767.33 hectares of planted land
– approximately 52,000 mt of certified sustainable FFB
– an estimated 10,000 mt of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO).

Smallholders in Thailand
– over 120,000 smallholders who own < 50 ha.
– land sized 4 ha/household
– mainly using household labour
– self-organized, self-managed, and self-financed
– average income 141,134 Thb/hh/yr or (about USD 4,700)

 

The group certifications are (Patum Vegetable Oil, 2015)

  1. Community Enterprise Group – Suratthani (71 hh, 430.24 ha)
  2. RSPO Tapi-ipun Community Enterprise Group – Suratthani (53 hh, 485.37 ha)
  3. Srichareon Sustainable Oil Palm Production Community Enterprise Group – Krabi (85 hh, 478.48 ha)
  4. RSPO Sichon Community Enterprise Group – Nakorn Sithammarat (55 hh, 187.48 ha)
  5. RSPO Lumnam Kadae Pattana Palm Oil Community Enterprise Group – Suratthani (58 hh, 285.92 ha)
  6. Saikhueng – Bangsawan Community Enterprise Group – Suratthani (245 hh, 1,453.13 ha)
  7. Trang Sustainable Palm Oil Grower Community Enterprise Network – Trang (155 hh, 703.69 ha)
  8. Sustainable Krabi Oil Palm Farmers Cooperatives Federation – Krabi (90 hh, 334.08 ha)

 

Source:
Patum Vegetable Oil. 2015. Enhancing capacity of Thai oil palm partners for sustainable palm oil project. A presentation at Annual INREF SUSPENSE Meeting, 09-13 February 2015, Krabi, Thailand.

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