Smallholders’ Palm Oil Certification: The Impact On Sustainable Development And Livelihood

Diana Chalil(1), Shaufique F Sidique(2), Riantri Barus(3),
(1) Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
(2) Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
(3) Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia


Sustainable palm oil certification is expected to lead to sustainable development and livelihood. This expectation is tested through 240 and 176 smallholders in Indonesia and Malaysia, respectively. The results show that certified smallholders have better perception and implementation of environment, economic and social aspects, enjoy higher productivity and selling price, maintain natural resources quality, more resistant in coping production and price fluctuations, and more prepared for replanting.


palm oil, sustainable, Indonesia, Malaysia, smallholders

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