2019 marks ten years of UNDP addressing the sustainability challenges of highly-traded commodities around the world. As part of our anniversary celebrations, this year we will be taking an inside look into the work of the Programme in each of our countries of operation.

 

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil - a staple agricultural commodity found in about half of all packaged products sold in supermarkets. The country produces more than 30 million tons of palm oil per year generating 4.5% of its GDP and giving employment to 3 million people. With steady double-digit growth rates, the sector has become vital to the country´s economy. But unsustainable palm oil production is also contributing to rapid tropical forest destruction and climate change.

Download the Indonesia Country Guides to learn more about the country's journey towards sustainability in palm oil production - including a comprehensive overview of the country's Palm Oil Platform and National Action Plan, the Programme's involvement on the development of new guidelines on Essential Ecosystem Area Protection (KEE) and the support of Indonesia's growing population of oil palm smallholders.