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In July 2017, the RSPO Board of Governors (BoG) endorsed the RSPO Smallholder Strategy. It has three objectives, of which Objective two is to increase the number of smallholders in the RSPO system through the simplification of the certification approach and proactive engagements with pilots, such as jurisdictional approaches.
The Smallholder Interim Group (SHIG) started out as a subgroup, which was formed during the second Principles and Criteria (P&C) Review Task Force meeting in July 2017, consisting of smallholder representatives. The main objective of the group is to ensure that the adopted RSPO Smallholder Strategy (particularly its second objective) is effectively implemented, especially through the RSPO standards.
Darto Mansuetus Alsy Hanu
Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit
Social NGO (Malaysia)
Social NGO (Africa)
Oil Palm Grower (Malaysia)
Oil Palm Grower (LatAm)
Jan Pierre Jarrin Peters
Oil Palm Grower (Papua New Guinea)
New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL)
Processor / Trader
Consumer Goods Manufacturer
Bank / Financial Institution
Lee Kuan Yee
Teoh Cheng Hai
International Finance Corporation
Zoological Society of London
When the RSPO’s Theory of Change was adopted in September 2017 and as also mentioned in the RSPO Smallholder Strategy, RSPO recognises the importance of getting more smallholders certified and improving their livelihood through a participatory approach, which is fundamental for the organisation to achieve its desired impact, As such, the SHIG was formed to ensure that the P&C review and the development of the new Independent Smallholder Standard is aligned with the objectives of the RSPO Smallholder Strategy and RSPO’s Theory of Change.
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SHIG Terms of Reference
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