Forests and agriculture | Podcast

Microphone Palm oil: it’s all about viable producer communities

Gotz Martin from Golden Agri-Resources catches up with Ian Welsh about some of the big palm oil sector's challenges and reflects on the findings from the recent Innovation Forum led research into smallholder farmers.

Martin argues that smallholder farming remains stuck in a poverty trap because demands for low costs at buyer companies are not sufficiently linked to sustainability targets, and they discuss some of the funding models and new market models that can help. 

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