Recent News » First Grants on Biodiversity-Friendly Palm Oil Awarded
BACP is proud to announce the award of its first palm oil sector grants:
Increasing the effectiveness of Biodiversity-Related RSPO Principles and Criteria submitted by Lead Partner, Zoological Society of London. Full project description here.
RSPO Biodiversity Technical Committee and RSPO Biodiversity Coordinator submitted by, Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Full project description here.
Pilot Study to undertake palm-oil cultivation according to RSPO-guidelines on fallow land, in the context of relocating palm-oil concessions threatening the last remaining high biodiversity coastal peat swamp rainforests of Aceh submitted by Lead Partner, PanEco Foundation. Full project description here.
BACP expects to release a 2nd palm oil RFA by April of this year. The 2nd palm oil RFA will target components of BACP not addressed by applicants involved in the first RFA. The four components of BACP include: removing policy barriers; supporting better production; increasing demand for biodiversity-friendly products; and encouraging financial services to support biodiversity-friendly practices.
Please see the BACP website at http://www.bacp.net for more information on the first palm oil sector grants awarded.
Posted By admin at 5:40pm on 31 March 2009