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Malaysia is model for sustainable palm production: RSPO

17-Jun-2011

Malaysia, which accounts for over 50 per cent of the world’s total Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, should serve as a model for other markets, according to the RSPO.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) said that the achieving such high levels of production is a reflection of Malaysia’s representation and contribution to sustainable palm oil, adding that the country’s success should be used as a ‘solid and encouraging’ model for other countries.

“Malaysia is growing from success to success, and is undoubtedly on the crest of a wave right now in the production of sustainable palm oil. Achieving the status as the world’s largest CSPO producer in less than three years since certification commenced, while being the world’s second largest producer of Crude Palm Oil (CPO), is no small feat,” said Darrel Webber, secretary general of RSPO.
“RSPO will share these successful case studies from Malaysia in the international arena, through its outreach exercise in Europe, India and China,” said Webber.

He added that the expertise gained from such success in the production of sustainable palm oil “will be applied to markets such as Thailand; Central and West Africa, Latin and Central America.”

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