Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is calling for greater tranparency on where and how palm oil is grown in the quest for responsible and sustainable sourcing.Speaking at the RSPO European rountable in London Indonesian vice minister of trade Dr Bayu Krisnamurthi stated the Indonesian government’s intention to work together with RSPO towards a joint sustainable palm oil standard, which would scale up production of certified sustainable palm oil in Indonesia.He proposed to convert RSPO into an ‘open source’ standard available for non-RSPO members.RSPO secretary general Darrel Webber said: “By increasing transparency on where and how palm oil is grown, we want to strengthen the role of RSPO as a benchmark to measure everyone’s performance. GFW’s maps will give greater assurance to European buyers that the CSPO they’re sourcing is produced responsibly.They will also act as a tool for certified growers to show their commitment and urge customers to support them.”The maps for all RSPO certified palm oil plantations have been released and are accessible on the new World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch Commodities platform. By releasing the maps RSPO is hoping for greater transparency in the supply chain and to achieve 100% certified sustainable palm oil.
Desabre has been in charge of Uganda since December 2017. (PHOTO/file)KAMPALA – FUFA and National Team Head coach of the Uganda Cranes Mr. Desabre Sebastien Serge Louis have, on Saturday July 6, mutually agreed to terminate the contract between the two parties.The reasons for termination of the employment contract are for the benefit and growth of both parties.FUFA recognises the contribution by Mr. Desabre for the improvement of the sporting and professional organisation of the Uganda Cranes inclusive of qualification to the AFCON 2019 Finals and also to the Round of 16.Mr. Desabre is grateful to the people and the Government of Uganda, FUFA, Sponsors, Staff and the players that have provided him a good environment to fulfill his obligations in his first time role as a National Team Coach.FUFA will communicate any further development about the Uganda Cranes technical staff and future programmes of the National senior team in the nearest future.The Frenchman replaced Moses Basena as head coach in December 2017.This story is still being updatedComments Tags: FUFASebastain DesabretopUganda Cranes