CSVN Workshop: Improving Smallholders Livelihood Through Sustainability and Nutrient Management

Event Details

In alignment with P&G’s Ambition 2030 Environmental Sustainability goals, the Center for Sustainable Value Networks (CSVN) at MISI is holding a workshop at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, Shah Alam, Selngor, Malaysia on 7th May 2018. The workshop is focused at improving smallholder livelihood through sustainability and improved yield. The nutrient management program will be facilitated by the International Plant Nutrient management Institute (IPNI).

It is important that all stakeholders fully understand and empathize that it will require partnerships and collaboration to make meaningful progress towards sustainability and take responsible consumption to the next level. At the same time our supply chains should help facilitate reducing footprint and strive for circular solutions, should protect and enhance the forests we depend upon while improving livelihoods of palm smallholders by increasing yields from existing lands.

The goal of this workshop is to support smallholders in P&G supply chain to develop the necessary capability and capacity that will enable the overall yield improvement for smallholders. P&G’s 2030 ambition is to improve the smallholder yield more than 18mT/ Ha/ Yr.

The workshop will share the recent baseline survey assessment in Benut area from Johor, Malaysia where data was collected for 345 independent small holder farmers sourcing to three collection centers. Dr. Asad Ata from MISI and Dr. Thomas Oberthür from IPNI will lead the discussion and facilitate the workshop.

The takeaway from this event is to help participants understand the demographic and current practices of smallholders. The baseline data should also provide an estimate of sustainability gap measured against the P&G sustainability scorecard. The International Plant Nutrient management Institute (IPNI) will share its strategies and solicit feedback to ensure the success of the nutrient management program.

The workshop is by invitation only to MNCs, Government Organizations, NGOs and various public and private stakeholders.