In 2015 consultation was started with Malaysia to initiate a research collaboration in the field of sustainable oil palm research. The research program is focused on sustainable oil palm production and use, with special attention to more efficient production by smallholders. The use of residues, recycling of nutrients (phosphate, potassium) and the reduction of negative socio-environmental impacts, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, supports Dutch policy to reduce deforestation in the tropics. The increased sustainability of oil palm production is expected to have a broader application, also in other countries than Malaysia. That is important for the Netherlands as one of the biggest consumers.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/17 → 31/12/17|