Honduras is the third largest palm oil producer in Latin America and an important palm oil supplier to Europe. In particular, 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. In this regard, 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. 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 that incorporates principles of environmental stewardship which will eventually lead to improved crop yields and income of smallholders.
As marketing partner of Wilmar, Olenex is sponsoring the WISSH program as this program is an important part of our responsibilities for supporting smallholders. Therefore buying Olenex products is supporting smallholders in Honduras.
More information on the WISSH program can be found in the WISSH Progress Report.
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