Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 Smallholder Task Force Meeting
- TFA 2020 Southeast Asia program work stream is to facilitate partner alliances to supports smallholder farmers and independent third-party suppliers to assist them to become sustainable business entities with assured access to markets and finance for sustainable intensification. To achieve the initiative, TFA was collaborating with RSPO, the institution that promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders for the purpose of developing and implementing global standards for sustainable palm.
To overcome the issue, Smallholder Task Force was established in May 2016, as a platform to discuss and support the innovative implementation to improve the productivity and livelihood while in the same time is protecting the environment. Beside enhance scale of investments in sustainable commodity production across entire supply chains in Indonesia with the aim to greatly reduce deforestation from palm oil and paper and pulp production. The Task Force Meeting attended by 24 Participants from companies, NGOs and grant institution in Jakarta at 14th December 2017 to discuss about:
Stock-take Partners’ ongoing programs and analyze possible synergies among programs and landscapes and collaboration work at pilot Jurisdiction provinces.
Share relevant projects they are working on around the issue of alternative financing solution and access to market:
Statement of “Reactivation of Smallholder Taskforce”
Smallholder meeting will be held in rotation and hosted by members partners every 2 months