Like many other oil palm smallholder farmers, Jalal Sayuti had limited farming knowledge and an unstable livelihood. Joining RSPO and being able to sell RSPO credits via his smallholder group - Gapoktan Tanjung Sehati, not only provided a steady income but the chance to dream of higher education for his children.
Selling RSPO Credits changes a smallholder farmer’s life
Before joining RSPO, Jalal Sayuti, a 50-year-old smallholder farmer, had limited knowledge of palm oil production, and his family survived without a steady income. In 2014, Jalal started selling RSPO Credits via his Gapoktan Tanjung Sehati Group , and the impact of these sales, he revealed, has been “incredible”. “We can now sell our FFB directly without relying on middlemen,” he said. Among many other benefits, Jalal is also enthusiastic about the prospect of sending his children to college. To discover more about how RSPO Credits helped Jalal, watch the video below.
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