In August 2015, Patrice Levang, agro-economist at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), and Eglantine Fauvelle, our consultant in agronomy, organized three role-playing game sessions with palm oil supply chain stakeholders in the south-west and central regions of Cameroon. In total, 28 oil palm smallholders, 3 extension officers and 5 representatives of PAMOL and […]
On 1 September 2015, Nur Hasanah Mufti (Nui) is starting her PhD at ETH Zürich, under the frame of the OPAL project. A recipient of a Swiss Overseas Scholarship Award, Nui will undertake research to explore alternative oil palm development scenarios in Sumatra, through integrated socio-ecology assessment, regulation analysis and stakeholder engagement.
The OPAL project has been presented for the first time to high-level district officials in Indonesia. Kutai Kartaganegara district in the province of East Kalimantan is a primary research site. The short presentation around the project’s objectives and scope was made at a workshop organized 9 July 2015 to present a related CIFOR project on “Aligning […]
OPAL’s first article, written by Jaboury Ghazoul, Patrice Levang, Claude Garcia, John Garcia-Ulloa and others, was published today on Mongabay.com. Read it here: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0316-mrn-palm-oil-prices.html