Wetlands International

Green economy with sustainable value chains


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From habitat to home – responsible agro-commodity governance – palm oil

CHALLENGE: Agricultural output is expected to double and resource efficiency increase tenfold in the coming decades. Only a rapid transformation in the way products and services are produced and consumed will ensure the continued delivery of essential ecosystem services provided by a healthy environment while meeting the demands of the world’s growing population. Local communities must have a voice in this transition.*

  • Civil society participates in integrated land use planning for the benefits of communities and nature
  • Possible local value-add from palm oil mill, located near plantation
  • All parties in supply chain ensure transparency, accountability and socialecological sustainability
  • Only import Certified (RSPO) palm oil: zero net deforestation and zero land grabbing
  • Retailers only offer certified, responsibly sourced products
  • Consumers choose certified, responsibly sourced products


  • Enhanced biodiversity
  • Enhanced resilience
  • Livelihood sustenance and food security
  • Community empowerment through participation
  • Increased transparency, accountability and sustainability at all points along the chain
  • Raised awareness and engagement of companies and governments, thus setting precedents MAP: COURTESY FREEPIK

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