This year’s edition of the Sustainable Palm Oil Dialoque (SPOD) dedicated special attention to the innovators making sustainable palm oil the norm. Together with Wageningen University & Research and the Sustainable Palm Oil Choice, SPOD hosted an Innovation Fair and a special session on innovations.
The Innovation Fair offered individuals, NGOs, academics and businesses the opportunity to showcase their ideas to an expert audience as well as network with academia and industry decision-makers for the chance to bring their idea to reality.
The following innovations participated in the event:
During the special session on innovations, five innovations pitched their ideas to the participants of the event: Arconesia, Connecting Food, Earthworm, Faculty of Agriculture INSTIPER and Rimba Collective. Arconesia was selected as the winner of the sustainable palm oil Innovation Fair. Acronesia is an agricultural crop magenment platform that helps smallholders farmers in Indoensia implement Climate Smart Agricultural practices.
Below you can find all innovations that have been submitted.
The members of the Sustainable Palm Oil Choice (SPOC) Advisory Committee selected the best innovations based on the following criteria:
The idea should be an innovation contributing to solutions on environmental and/or social and/or governance aspects to make palm oil production, trade and or use more sustainable.
How scalable is the innovation?
Most chance of succeeding? Is it realistic/achievable?Most chance of succeeding? Is it realistic/achievable?
Is there a sound economic business case?
To avoid innovations that solve one problem at the cost of causing another problem: does the innovation take into account ESG risks?
Members of the SPOC Advisory Committee whose organisation has submitted an entry to the Innovation Fair, are excluded from the selection process. The same goes for the organisations that organise the SPOD event.
Monitoring carbon for scope 3
Biofertilizers to reduce the chemical impact of oil palm farming
How to translate ILO indicators of forced labour into indicators of practice on the ground.
Precision fermentation of oil as palm oil alternative
Digital extension platform for smallholders
Small Producer Inclusivity Alliance (SPIRAL): mill partnerships model for inclusion, traceability and certification
Transparently and reliably monitor spatial and temporal changes in wildlife populations in oil palm
Digital solution allowing direct access with communities and workers to communicate and raise their concerns and grievances without interference from their supervisors, community leaders or plantation/factory management.
The Eco-Palm Fund serves as an incentive for farmers that need a loan for personal and farming purposes and are willing to adopt sustainable palm oil production.
The manufacture of palm oil based Artificial Grass for sports and leisure.
The Palm Industry Platform: A Tech-forward Supply Chain Mapping Tool to increase transparency and conduct risk assessments.
DIBIZ mobile app: Empowering smallholders to earn more with End-to-End Visibility & Traceability for trusted & verified ethical sourcing.
Advanced Mechanisation Technology: solution to heavy workload for workers and increasing productivity.
Collective finance platform. Rimba Collective is an initiative led by buyers and processors of palm oil to collectively support long-term, sustainable conservation, and restoration of forests.
Humans & Wildlife in the Sabah Landscape: From Conflict to Coexistence via community-based strategies.
A viral video featuring orangutans…
#HO is an option giving a higher olein content, thanks to the hybridization of Elaeis oleifera x Elaeis Guineensis of La Mé origin.
Restor provides ecological insights, monitoring data, and visibility to 120,000 conservation and restoration sites across 110 countries.
Lubuk Larangan, Local Wisdom That Maintains High Conservation Value. Lubuk Larangan is an innovation to restore river ecosystems.
Expanding the Sustainable Palm Oil Communities concept across the UK and worldwide.
A slow nutrient- release property coupled with informed nutrient application are amongst the key sustainable features of Z-genF which aims at preserving soil health, sustain yield and positively impact climate change.