The Suitability Mapper enables users to identify potentially suitable sites for sustainable palm oil production. The World Resources Institute (WRI) and Sekala developed this publically available online application to allow users to replicate or customize the desktop portion of a method developed under Project POTICO for identifying potentially suitable areas for sustainable palm oil in Indonesia, and to identify priority sites for further investigation in the field.
In Indonesia, there is wide-spread support from the national government and palm oil industry leaders to develop policies and practices that promote sustainable oil palm plantation expansion on low-carbon, degraded land. However, there is a lack of common data and definitions to support such strategies, including the absence of a comprehensive methodology for identifying “degraded land” that is potentially suitable for oil palm plantation development.
This method was designed in accordance with established standards for sustainable palm oil production. It incorporates relevant Indonesian laws and policies, and is consistent with Indonesia’s proposed national REDD+ strategy to support palm oil production on degraded land.
The Suitability Mapper can be used by a wide variety of stakeholders for a range of potential applications, such as Indonesian government officials assessing policy options to support palm oil production on degraded land and palm oil producers committed to certification standards, such as those of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Note: The data used in this application varies in quality and has not been systematically verified. Field assessments and other due diligence activities are required to confirm or reject the suitability of a site1. For more information please read the Technical Document.
While this initial version was designed to address specific questions facing the palm oil industry and is limited geographically to Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), we look forward to working with you to expand its uses and impact.
Please contact us to help us improve your experience with the Suitability Mapper, get more information, inquire about training sessions, contribute case studies, share data, or provide general feedback.
Project POTICO has received generous support from: NewPage Corporation, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, The United Kingdom Climate Change Unit Indonesia, and the International Finance Corporation - Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program. The International Finance Corporation is not responsible for the implementation or administration of this project.
For more information, contact Ariana Alisjahbana, Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 (202) 729-7765 or Anne Rosenbarger, Research Analyst, email@example.com , +62 812 3939 4363.
Disclaimer: Use and/or reliance on any data and/or information included on the Suitability Mapper website is at the user’s own risk. The World Resources Institute and the supporters of Project POTICO make no claim, representation, or warranty as to the accuracy of the data and information included on the Suitability Mapper website. The World Resources Institute and supporters of Project POTICO disclaim any responsibility associated with use of and/or reliance on any of the data and/or information included on the Suitability Mapper website and will not have any liability of any kind relating to such use and/or reliance. ↩