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Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Conference

6 September 2016

Time Agenda Speaker
08:00-09:00 Arrivals and registration
09:00-09:15 Keynote address Hon. Dr Ahmed Alhassan Yakubu, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Government of Ghana
09:15-10:30 Session 1: Landscape and jurisdictional approaches to sustainable palm oil Session chair: Isaac Gyamfi, Solidaridad
Sustainable palm oil, the jurisdiction approach Yohanes Ryan, RSPO
TFA 2020 Africa Palm Oil Initiative Abraham Baffoe, Proforest
National palm oil strategy, Cameroon Rabelais Yankam, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cameroon
Building on legality to deliver sustainable palm oil Clemant Akapame, TCI
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session 2: Mainstreaming sustainable palm oil production Session chair: Salahudin Yaacub, RSPO
RSPO Smallholder Support Programme – general overview Julia Majail, RSPO
Promoting best practice requirements in the palm oil sector (case study) Rosemary Addico, Solidaridad
Developing workable smallholder models in Liberia Kelvin Doesieh and YoQuai Lavala, GROW
Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) Programme Tony Hill, SHARP Secretariat
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13.30-15:00 Session 3: The business case for sustainable palm oil Session chair: Papa Ekow Bartels, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Implementing the RSPO NPP requirements Quentin Meunier, Sotrader/Olam
The HCS Approach Erith Ngatchou, The Forest Trust
Correlating profitability and sustainability for RSPO certification Video: Steffen Preusser
Stimulating demand for sustainable palm oil within Africa Samuel Avaala, Benso Oil Palm Plantation Ltd
The experiences and benefits of being RSPO certified (case study) Herman Brou, Agrivar
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Parallel discussions
Group A: Navigating the complexities of FPIC Lassana Kone, Forest People’s Programme
Group B: Addressing challenges to sustainable palm oil production in Africa (from legality, productivity and efficiency point of view) Rosemary Addico, Solidaridad and Nana Darko, Proforest
Group C: The HCS Approach Mr Erith Ngatchou, The Forest Trust
17:00-19:00 Cocktail reception

RSPO Open Day

7 September 2016

Time Agenda
08:00-09:00 Arrivals and registration
09:00-10:30 RSPO Open Session: Information sharing and Q&A on RSPO New Plantings Procedure (NPP), Remediation & Compensation Procedure (RaCP) and Land Use Change Analysis (LUCA)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 RSPO Open Session (continued): Information sharing and Q&A on RSPO New Plantings Procedure (NPP), Remediation & Compensation Procedure (RaCP) and Land Use Change Analysis (LUCA)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13.30-17:00 Parallel sessions
Session 1: Palm GHG Training Session 2: RSPO World Cafe – discussion of the following topics:

  • RSPO for Smallholders (group certification)
  • RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF)
  • Smallholder Managing Group
  • RSPO Supply Chain
  • RSPO Jurisdictional

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