Fakhrizal Nashr

Fakhrizal Nashr will highlight key findings from his PhD research entitled “Sustainability of Independent Oil Palm Farmers in Multi-tier Supply Chains in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.” Global palm oil commodity supply trends have created long, complex and fragmented multi-tier supply chains. Smallholders play an important role in these supply chains as their harvest produce accounts for approximately 40% of national production. Nashr’s research aimed to analyze the sustainability of existing multi-tier supply chains involving oil palm mills, suppliers and smallholders across different groups and villages in East Kalimantan, by using economic, social, ecological, political and institutional sustainability dimensions. The findings provide stakeholders with invaluable input for improving their sustainable palm oil plantation strategies in East Kalimantan.