Monthly Archives: March 2015

The RSPO

This week’s story is about the RSPO, which is the most important existing sustainability certification body for oil palm. The abbreviation RSPO stands for Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. The RSPO provides sustainability certificates for companies and smallholders which meet … Continue reading

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My experiments

This week, I would like to explain a bit more about the project I’m doing in Indonesia. My project is an applied research project, which hopefully will provide me with sufficient data to write my PhD thesis. I am basically … Continue reading

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Sustainable intensification in oil palm plantations

I’m currently working on a paper about yield gaps in oil palm, and I actually think the topic is very fascinating, which is why I decided to write about it in this blog. A yield gap is basically the difference … Continue reading

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Fresh oil, old oil

This week I’ve been in Sintang, West-Kalimantan. When we were driving on Tuesday through the fields in the smallholder area where I work, I noticed large piles of oil palm fruit bunches lying next to the road (see picture above). … Continue reading

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