Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production

Researchers

Principal Investigator
  • Gloria and Richard Kushel Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment
  • William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Senior Fellow, Emeritus
  • Professor, Economics, Emeritus
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
  • Professor, Environmental Earth Systems Science
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
  • Cox Consulting Professor, School of Earth Sciences
  • Consulting Professor, Woods Institute for the Environment
Center Fellow
  • Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Earth System Science
PhD candidate, Earth System Science
Center on Food Security and the Environment
Research Staff
Hau Lee
Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Erica Plambeck
Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Lisa Mazzocco
MBA candidate, Stanford Graduate School of Business

This project focuses on private and public sector strategies for promoting sustainable palm oil, with sustainability defined by environmental, social, and economic objectives. The main goals are:

  • To identify operational nodes within the palm oil value chain that can be modified to enhance rural incomes, alleviate poverty, and reduce tropical deforestation
  • To build capacity in palm oil producing countries through government, NGO, and private sector partnerships to help ensure a steady transition toward smallholder participation and minimal deforestation. The project will focus on three countries where oil palm is a dominant commercial crop or a rapidly emerging commercial crop: Indonesia, Ghana, and Cameroon.

 

 

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