Supporting sustainable palm oil production on low-carbon degraded land and improved forest management in Indonesia.
Degraded land in West Kalimantan. Credit: Sekala
The World Resources Institute (WRI)’s Project POTICO supports sustainable palm oil production and improved forest management in Indonesia. Our pilot project in West Kalimantan links the expansion of oil palm cultivation on degraded land with sustainable forest management while respecting local rights and interests. Our research and outreach activities support market and policy incentives for sustainable palm oil production and improved forest management in Indonesia.
Palm oil has potential to contribute to Indonesia’s development goals in line with Indonesia’s emissions-reduction strategy if expansion follows sustainable practices such as respecting local people’s rights and avoiding deforestation. Sustainable palm oil refers to palm oil produced in accordance with established standards such as those of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
New Web Tools Launched October 30, 2012
POTICO has develped two web applications designed to enable key stakeholders to make improved land use decisions concerning sustainable palm oil. Building off WRI’s Interactive Atlases, these web tools will provide land use and land cover data for the Indonesian island of Kalimantan.
Use to identify potential areas for sustainable oil palm plantation expansion in Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Go to Suitability Mapper.
Use to monitor the relationship between forest cover change and oil palm expansion in Kalimnantan, Indonesia.
Go to Forest Cover Analyzer.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about Project POTICO
- Working Paper: April, 2012
- Working Paper: February, 2012
- Rainforest Alliance
- South Dakota State University
- University of Maryland
- Puter Foundation Indonesia
- Fauna & Flora International
- The UK Department for International Development
- The International Finance Corporation – Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program. The International Finance Corporation is not responsible for the implementation or administration of this project
- Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies
- The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
- NewPage Corporation