This working paper demonstrates how to implement a quick and cost-effective method for identifying potentially suitable areas for oil palm cultivation. The method is designed in accordance with established standards for sustainable palm oil production, such as those of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO); incorporates relevant Indonesian laws and policies; and is consistent with proposed national REDD+ strategies to support palm oil production on low carbon degraded land. The method consists of a desktop analysis using readily available data and rapid field assessments. It is based on a set of indicators related to selected environmental, economic, social, and legal considerations.

Authors: Beth Gingold, Anne Rosenbarger, Yohanes I Ketut Deddy Muliastra, I Made Sudana, Masita Dwi Mandini Manessa, Ari Murdimanto, Sebastanus Bagas Tiangga, Cicilia Cicik Madusari, Pascal Douard.

Publisher: World Reserouces Institute & Sekala

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