Systems informed by big data can offer compelling evidence for the smallholders. For instance, Malaysia could easily point EU policymakers and buyers to smallholder zones that have been in production (no deforestation) since 2000, 1985, 1970 and so on. For every 300,000ha of smallholder plantations found, buyer could get over one million tonnes of no-deforestation palm oil.
25-27 April 2018 | Bali, Indonesia - ICOPE Conference. Yu Leng will present her recent work on different “No-deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation” (NDPE) indicators. She will be presenting: a) her efforts on using satellite imagery to assess historical land-use of palm oil plantation areas in critical areas of Malaysia and Indonesia; and b) her work on assessing and quantifying the socio-economic issues.
What's the public opinion on palm oil? My review of some #socialmedia data (including organic vs. campaign) on #palmoil in major languages in #Europe in "Dealing with palm oil's naysayers" by Jenny Ng is now online!
Will China buy more? How far will EU demand fall? This analysis is unable to support the viewpoint that loss of volume in developed markets is a "zero sum game" as trae value exceeds trade volume.