Project Details

Name of The Smallholder Group Supported

Solidaridad

Type of Smallholders Supported by This Project

Country & Location of Implementation

Indonesia West Kalimantan

Project Period

April 2012 - December 2019

Status of The Project

On-going Project

Project Certification Status

Co-funded by RSSF

No

Co-funded by Other

Henkel AG & Co KGaA, BASF Personal Care & Nutrition GmbH

Contact Person

Email

Available RSPO Credits for Sale





Brief Project Description / Summary

Solidaridad collaborates with Henkel and BASF to improve the livelihoods of palm oil smallholders in West Kalimantan. The project is implemented by Solidaridad in cooperation with partner Credit Union Keling Kumang (CUKK), Indonesia’s second largest credit union. The project partners aim to establish sustainable supply chains for palm and palm kernel oil that both effectively improve smallholder farmers’ living conditions and are eligible for certification according to the RSPO Principles & Criteria.

The project implements a Farmer Field School where oil palm smallholders are trained on good agricultural practices as well as farm management according to sustainable social and environmental standards. To date, 1,000 smallholders have graduated from the Farmer Field School. In addition, the project provides education in financial literacy so that farmers learn about responsible savings, spending, lending and investment. To date, 5,500 people (44% women) have graduated from the Financial Literacy course.

The project aims to improve the living conditions of the people in the farming areas by improving agricultural practices, increasing yields and helping preserve forests.



Project Impact

Solidaridad
Total Area Covered by the Project
5,550 Hectares
Solidaridad
Number of smallholders benefiting from this project
7,350
smallholders
Solidaridad
Number/Percentage of Women Supported by this Project
65%
women in program




General Project Information

  • Type of Support Required
  • Additional Project Information
  • Project Information
  • Looking for Project Partners

    Funding

    Seeking Additional Funding and used for

    RSPO Credits

    Selling Certified Volume as RSPO Credit?
    No

    Interested to be Contacted by Potential Buyer?
    No

  • Smallholder Story / Quote

    Lessons Learnt

    1. Need to ensure at all stages of project planning & implementation that the FFS is female farmer friendly.

    Women proved to be better disseminators of information (due to their strong social networks). Having women-initiated FFS classes can be a highly effective way of improving the spread of information.

    Recommendation: use existing women’s groups as a vehicle for female-led FFS classes.

     

    2. K77 (agricultural cooperative) is extremely important for farmers as a source of inputs in remote areas.

    A key lesson is that herbicides and fertilizer at affordable prices near farms are critical to ensuring yield increases.

    Recommendation: continue to strengthen K77 though on-going financial management training

    Relevant Tools used for Project Implementation

    Other Information as Deemed Relevant by the Organisation

  • Project Details

    Name of The Smallholder Group Supported
    Solidaridad

    Type of Smallholders Supported by This Project

    Country & Location of Implementation
    Indonesia West Kalimantan

    Project Period
    April 2012 - December 2019

    Status of The Project
    On-going Project

    Project Certification Status

    Co-funded by RSSF
    No

    Average Smallholder Yield (in FFB/ha/year)

    At Project Start: 15 ton FFB/ha/year (baseline Dec. 2015)

    At Project End: 15 ton FFB/ha/year

    Current Partner Organisations

    Implementing partner:

    Keling Kumang Group / Credit Union Keling Kumang

    Sintang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

    http://kelingkumanggroup.co.id/

    Contact: Yohanez RJ, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Funding & Monitoring partner:

    Henkel AG & Co KGaA

    Henkelstraβe 67, Duesseldorf, Germany

    http://www.henkel.com/

    Contact: Christine Schneider, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Funding & Monitoring partner:

    BASF Personal Care & Nutrition GmbH

    Rheinpromenade 1, Monheim am Rheim, Germany

    http://www.basf.com

    Contact: Rita Koester, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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