Honduras is the third largest palm oil producer in Latin America and an important palm oil supplier to Europe. Smallholders play an important role in the country's total palm oil production; they make up close to 68% of total palm oil planted area in Honduras.

Empowering Smallholders

Wilmar and the Industrial Association of Palm Oil Producers in Honduras (AIPAH) have established an alliance to help strengthen good agricultural and environmental practices of palm oil smallholders. In this regard, the WISSH program (Wilmar Smallholders Support in Honduras) was created with the aim to enhance smallholder’s knowledge and technical capacity on best agricultural management practices. It incorporates principles of environmental stewardship which will eventually lead to improved crop yields and income of smallholders.


Olenex is sponsoring WISSH as smallholder empowerment is an important part of Olenex's approach to sustainable palm oil production. Olenex being at marketing partner of Wilmar, buying Olenex products is supporting smallholder farmers in Honduras. More information on WISSH can be found in the WISSH Progress Reports:

WISSH Progress Report Feb - May 2016

WISSH Progress Report May - July 2016
WISSH Progress Report August - December 2016
WISSH Progress Report December 2016 - February 2017
WISSH Progress Report March – October 2017

WISSH Infographic

This video showcases the impact of WISSH during the first two years:

>3200 smallholder farmers trained.