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This study analyses whether or not certification is profitable for Indonesian palm oil smallholders. There are two research questions: (1) to what extent and in what way is sustainability certification profitable for Indonesian palm oil smallholders? (2) Following from the fact that certification costs are currently paid by the affiliated miller companies or donors it’s questioned: Is certification still profitable for Indonesian palm oil smallholders if they had to pay all certification costs themselves? If not, how much premium fee would then be necessary to make certification profitable for the smallholders?

Lead organization:
Maastricht University
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Palm oil
Study type:
Outcome or Impact Evaluation
Study design & methods:
Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Economic issues
Primary Research Funders:
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic Indonesia
Published on:
January 1, 2016
Name of lead contact:
Pieter Glasbergen