A joint implementation programme between IPB University and institutions at Indonesia and The Netherlands to support sustainable palm oil production in synergy with the Sustainable Development Goals.

 programme is a three-year programme that aims to accelerate the use of land saving practices in palm oil production by increasing production outputs, income and the resilience to adverse conditions.

Sustainpalm has three working packages:
WP1: Increasing yield, crops and livestock integration
WP2: Sustainable residue use
WP3: Carbon & biodiversity rich landscapes


Increasing Yield, Crops and Livestock Integration

Focuses on three strategies:
– Increasing oil palm yield per hectare through better management practices (BMP)
– Integrating crops or other tree species in oil palm plantations
– Integrating livestock in oil palm plantations.

Sustainable Residue Use

The objective is to increase use of palm oil mill- and field biomass residues, thereby adding value to products, create new job opportunities and ultimately reduce the need for expansion of land for oil palm plantations. The topic ‘sustainable residue use’ knows two main focus areas.

Carbon & Biodiversity Rich Landscapes

Within the topic ‘Carbon & biodiversity rich landscapes’, SustainPalm focuses on two areas.
– Developing sustainable land-use systems And business models for (deep) peat and surroundings
– Improving biodiversity and carbon stocks while reducing GHG emissions in plantation landscapes