Sara Bronfman: Achieving Sustainable Palm Oil

July 26, 2020

Sustainable Palm Oil

Welcome to the Sara Bronfman sustainability fan blog. Palm oil has been linked with the destruction of the world's precious rainforests. The development of new oil palm plantations, coupled with smallholders expanding their farms to meet the rising demand for palm oil, has resulted in significant deforestation.

sara bronfmanThe removal of acres of rainforest threatens the rich biodiversity in these finely balanced ecosystems, along with the habitat of species such as the orangutan. In 1990 there were around 315,000 orangutans. Today it's estimated that fewer than 50,000 exist in the wild, split into small groups with little chance of long-term survival. The orangutan is only one of a number of species facing extinction as a result of deforestation. While palm oil is not the only cause of deforestation, it does play its part.  

According to Sara Bronfman fan blog, while the global palm oil market creates an opportunity to bring many communities out of poverty, the race for land rights has left many locals on the losing team. Reports of displaced communities and illegal land grabs are not uncommon. The resulting conflicts, loss of income, and dependence on large plantations have had a significant impact on the social welfare of many.

The answer? Sustainable agriculture is the only way to maintain economic performance while halting the damage to the environment and farming communities. Supporting the production of sustainable palm oil is the way forward.

Sara Bronfman believes strongly in the importance of the natural environment. Learn more about the work of Sara Bronfman online here. Visit the Sara Bronfman website here. You can also follow Sara Bronfman.

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  1. I love your blog so much Sara Bronfman. Looking forward to reading more!