Eliminating barriers for progress

Eliminating barriers for progress

(June 2, 2020) Meet Sebastian Rojas, farmer liaison officer at Natural Habitats. As a child he spent all his summer holidays at his grandparents’ farm. He loved being out in the field, helping his grandfather cultivate the organic fruit orchards. Already from a young age he was imbued with the extensive traditional knowledge that farmers […]

palm oil’s rainforest destruction

Nature Doesn’t Have To Carry The Burden

(May 25, 2020) Agriculture and nature often clash. The images of palm oil’s rainforest destruction are a devastating example. But what happens when agriculture and nature work in unison? Jason Crespo, an Ecuadorian oil palm farmer shows us that it is possible. For him environmental protection is an integral part of his work: “I want […]

orangutan

How Sustainable Palm Oil Protects Orangutans

(May 18, 2020) Are you banning palm oil because of all the bad things you are hearing about it? For instance about orangutans losing their natural habitats? That’s a shame, since palm oil can also be grown sustainably and protect the lives of people and wildlife. There are many people committed to protecting wildlife and […]

Why this farmer can finally breathe again

Why this farmer can finally breathe again

(May 11, 2020) Palm oil has a bad reputation. In the media we have seen how its production destroys rainforests and exploits people. But what happens when we produce it the right way? And we can all benefit from the many advantages that palm oil has to offer? Then we will start to change lives. […]