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CSPO Open Day Event

The first-ever event organised by a corporate body catered to independent smallholders in Kinabatangan was held on 12 November 2016. The event titled ‘Hari Terbuka Pekebun Sawit Mampan’ was jointly organised by Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD), Nestle and Wild Asia. 
Stationed at Tapak Tamu Lama Kg. Sukau, the one-day event was a result of one of YSD’s environment projects; Project RiLeaf. The initiative under Project RiLeaf, commonly known as UpLeaf, aims to promote sustainable practices and benefits of becoming a Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) member.

The event was attended by many including both certified and non-certified smallholders, stakeholders such as the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) as well as the general public.

The day started off with semi-seminars; specifically presentations by Wild Asia, MPOB, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Bahlsen, Nestle and Sime Darby Plantation. The second half of the day was filled with fun activities which included product demonstrations, pop-quizzes, lucky draws and even multiple sessions of karaoke. 
The event was flocked by families with children, who displayed signs of interest and enthusiasm throughout the day.

Noor Azizah Pibu, a certified smallholder, stated that the community in Kinabatangan are always keen to learn something new.

“I don’t have any worries for Sabah’s future as I’m positive more people will want to be a CSPO member once they are aware of the benefits that are attached”, she stated.

This year will mark the third year of the partnership with Nestle on the UpLeaf programme. It has since seen a total of 115 farmers acquiring the Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Group Certification, with an additional 100 to 150 farmers targeted to be certified by the end of this year. Sabah has also pledged for all oil palm plantations in the state to be 100% RSPO certified by 2025.

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22 Feb 2017
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