SMALLHOLDER SUPPORT

Mariposa

Our objective for the MARIPOSA programme is to raise funds to finance sustainability projects that allow the fast-growing palm oil industry of Latin America to transform into a sustainable agri-business environment.

Link to our Mariposa website : LINK

Wilmar Small Grower Support Colombia 2

Wilmar, together with Olenex and several partners, have launched the next two-year smallholder support program for small farmers and small growers of palm oil in Colombia, WISSCo2. WISSCo2 is the continuation of a series of successful training and knowledge enhancement programs that Wilmar and Olenex have been implementing in Latin America since 2016: WISSH and WISSCo1. Through WISSCo2, the partners seek to engage five mills from the north zone located in Cesar and Magdalena departments.

Mill Name Certification Status
ACEITES S.A. ISCC & RSPO
PALMACEITES S.A. ISCC & RSPO
EL ROBLE S.A. ISCC & RSPO
PALMAGRO S.A. ISCC
FRUPALMA S.A. ISCC

Click on the mill name to visit the mill on Google Maps.

Through WISSCo2, smallholder farmers supplying to European consumers receive direct support to improve their practices.

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Olenex is sponsoring WISSH and WISSCo2 as smallholder empowerment is an important part of Olenex's approach to sustainable palm oil production. Olenex being a marketing partner of Wilmar, buying Olenex products is supporting smallholder farmers in Honduras and Colombia.



WISSCo2 Progress report


 
 
Honduras is the third largest palm oil producer in Latin America and an important palm oil supplier to Europe. Smallholders play an important role in the country's total palm oil production; they make up close to 68% of total palm oil planted area in Honduras.

Empowering Smallholders

Wilmar and the Industrial Association of Palm Oil Producers in Honduras (AIPAH) have established an alliance to help strengthen good agricultural and environmental practices of palm oil smallholders. In this regard, the WISSH program (Wilmar Smallholders Support in Honduras) was created with the aim to enhance smallholder’s knowledge and technical capacity on best agricultural management practices. It incorporates principles of environmental stewardship which will eventually lead to improved crop yields and income of smallholders.

WISSHFULL THINKING



Olenex is sponsoring WISSH as smallholder empowerment is an important part of Olenex's approach to sustainable palm oil production. Olenex being at marketing partner of Wilmar, buying Olenex products is supporting smallholder farmers in Honduras. More information on WISSH can be found in the WISSH Progress Reports:

WISSH Progress Report Feb - May 2016

WISSH Progress Report May - July 2016
WISSH Progress Report August - December 2016
WISSH Progress Report December 2016 - February 2017
WISSH Progress Report March - October 2017
WISSH Progress Report November 2018 FINAL REPORT

WISSH Infographic

This video showcases the impact of WISSH during the first two years:



>3200 smallholder farmers trained.