Dr. Asad Ata speaks to Astro Awani news channel on independent oil palm farmers and certification challenges

08 Nov 19

Dr Asad interview with Astro

Dr. Asad Ata was interviewed by Astro Awani at the 17th Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) — held from 3rd to 6th November 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. He spoke on the plight of independent oil palm farmers and the challenges for them in obtaining certification.

Dr. Asad Ata spoke on the importance of on a multi stakeholder approach which would drive sustainable production of palm oil. He stressed the need for distributing the returns more equitably across the supply chain stakeholders ensuring that the small farmers receive their fair share.


This article was published at Astro Awani News website on 5th November 2019.

Click here to view the original interview.
Click here to view the transcript of the interview.


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