CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Oil palm

Oil palm

Aligning policies and private sector initiatives for a more inclusive palm oil value chain.

CIFOR-ICRAF’s research on oil palm focuses on how plantations affect land use dynamics, biodiversity, local livelihoods and gender relations. It also explores pathways to better leveraging public and private initiatives to address the sector’s performance gaps.

Scientists are documenting the conditions needed to make supply chains more sustainable and inclusive – especially for smallholders – and their evidence has informed Indonesian policies on sustainable oil palm production.

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George Schoneveld

Senior Scientist

Heru Komarudin

Scientist

Oil palm: Fast facts

In 1973, 55.8 million hectares (76%) of Borneo was old-growth rainforest. About 19.5 million ha of old-growth forest area was destroyed between 1973 and 2016 by fire and agricultural expansion. By 2016, only 50% of the island remained forested

 

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