The OPAL team organized a public event debunking myths about palm oil, with around 220 people packing the lecture hall at ETH Zürich. The panel comprised of experts in particular aspects of oil palm production and supply chain management, including Rob McWilliam from The Forest Trust (TFT), Putra Agung (WWF Indonesia), Kathrin Rutishauser (MIGROS) and Patrice […]
In August 2015, Patrice Levang, agro-economist at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopement), and Eglantine Fauvelle, our consultant in agronomy, organized 3 role-playing game sessions with palm oil supply chain stakeholders in the South-West and Central regions of Cameroon. Click here for further information.
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