RSS to identify issues in smallholder rubber production

Published 16 Jun 2016

As previously reported SHARP’s Regional Focal Point SNV has been working on a model for improving smallholder management of natural rubber production. They have now introduced the RSS framework to add value to this programme.

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Learning with SHARP Regional Focal Points

Published 08 Mar 2016

Through 2015 Regional Focal Points (RFPs) have been leading the field implementation of the SHARP Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) framework and simplified High Conservation Value (HCV) approach for smallholders. In January they met for two days in The Hague to capture and consolidate lessons from this formative experience. They were hosted by SNV and joined by staff from the Proforest Responsible Sourcing team, the HCV Resource Network and IDH. Here are their key conclusions:

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Norpalm adopts RSS approach in Ghana

Published 18 Nov 2015

The palm oil company Norpalm has begun using the Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) approach to work on sustainability with its smallholder suppliers in Ghana.

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Getting it right from the start

Published 11 Nov 2015

How to include smallholders in the development of a sustainable African palm oil industry was the subject of much debate in September when the Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Forum took place in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

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New leaflet on RSS available

Published 05 Nov 2015

A new leaflet on the Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) framework is now available on the SHARP website. The aim of the leaflet is to provide a simple overview for anyone who is using RSS or is interested in responsible sourcing from smallholders. It incorporates input from RSS field tests with SHARP regional focal points SNV, Rainforest Alliance and Proforest

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