Wild Asia is working with Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad to establish a Group Scheme with small farmers in the Kinabatangan region as part of their small farmer engagement project. This widens Nestlé’s commitments in the Kinabatangan region. We have insofar conducted baseline environment, social and HCV assessments and will proceed to prepare these producer groups towards certification in 2013.
Nestlé’s work in Kinabatangan has been focused on Project Rileaf which aims to create a landscape where people, nature and industry (agriculture) are ‘united’ by their common source of vitality – water. Apart from attempting to restore riverine vegetation along the Kinabatangan River for ecological and environmental functions, Project Rileaf also aims to promote the Kinabatangan Corridor of Life (K-CoL) as an area for sustainable oil palm production. Nestlé is now developing Project Upleaf as part of their small farmer engagement efforts.
For more information, visit Project Rileaf.
Scheme in Numbers
The table below indicates the total number of small farmers targeted to be certified and our progress to date.
|Item||Projected Target||2014 (Current)||2015 Progress (Estimate)||2016 Progress (Estimate)|
|No. of members in group||1,000||42||300||600|
|No. of certified members||1,000||36||240||480|
|Projected hectarage of certified members||6,000||252||1,800||3,600|
|Total annual FFB (mt)||60,000||3,091||18,000||36,000|
|Total annual CPOeq (mt)||12,426||640||3,728||7,456|
|Total annual PKeq (mt)||2,940||145||882||1,764|
|Total annual PKOeq (mt)||1,323||65||397||794|
|*These figures are based on a projected calculation.|