RSPO Roadshow in Ghana

23 juni 2012:

About The RSPO Africa Roadshow

The The RSPO Africa Roadshow is an initiative aimed at raising awareness about sustainability in the oil palm industry and creating an enabling environment for the uptake and implementation of sustainability requirements in the production, trade and use of palm oil. This is delivered through:
• Awareness raising and capacity building events in the region
• Facilitating the development of support tools such as HCV National interpretations
• Promoting the development of workable and sustainable smallholder schemes in the region (working together with SHARP)’

The programme is coordinated by The Proforest Initiative working together with a number of partners including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Conservation International, Solidaridad/West Arica Fair Fruits, WWF, The HCV Resource Network, GIZ and ZSL, with funding support from the Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Programme, Unilever and Olam International.

On the 14th and 15th of May, 2012, training workshops were organised at the Centre for Africa Wetlands, University of Ghana. The two day workshop was designed to introduce participants to sustainable palm oil and associated concepts such as Free Prior and Informed Consent and High Conservation Values.

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