Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Palm Oil Production

Researchers

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Principal Investigator
Senior Fellow
  • 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 and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
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Senior Fellow, Emeritus
  • Professor, Economics, Emeritus
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
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  • Professor, Environmental Earth Systems Science
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
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  • Co-director, Center for Ocean Solutions
  • William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
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  • Deputy Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
  • Associate Professor, Earth System Science
  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
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Earth System Science
PhD candidate, Earth System Science
matt higgins
Center on Food Security and the Environment
Research Staff
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Hau Lee
Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Erica Plambeck
Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
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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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