Press Release: New Report Details Harm to Small Farmers of WWF Palm Oil Campaign

 Fresh concerns raised over WWF push for high cost sustainability standards – A campaign by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) to impose onerous and costly sustainability palm oil standards on small farmers in South East Asia will not materially improve the environment and only reduce their commercial viability, according to pro-development NGO, World Growth.

In a new report, World Growth has detailed how the cost of adopting the standards in the WWF sustainability system (known as RSPO – Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) would push small holders out of global markets.   Continue reading

Back to Basics: Restoring Economic Growth to the Aid Agenda

This report examines the proportion of the budgets of the key aid donor countries that has been devoted to promoting economic growth compared with other objectives. It reveals that all major donors were remarkably consistent in the reorientation of their aid programs.