The sustainability of an oil palm project begins with the implementation of financially profitable practices that guarantee investment in the future and make it possible to advance in the route to social and environmental sustainability.
In this regard, we focus on enhancing investment competitiveness in oil palm in the country through outstanding performance and commitment to good agricultural practices, services and technology transfer.
A key consideration to attain sustainable agricultural production is to produce more with less. GREPALMA guides the development of the palm agro-industry to standardize good cultivation practices; we understand the growing global demand for palm oil produced with socially and environmentally responsible practices. This has encouraged the palm-growing sector to ensure the development of the crop in a scenario of production improvement, in the understanding that conservation means both development as well as environmental protection.
Evidence of the high productive efficiency and good practice implementation in the oil palm agro-industry is found in the study Estimation of Greenhouse Effect Gas Emissions (GHG) in Palm Oil Production in Guatemala, done with the technical support of USAIS’s Project on Low Emission Development. The study determined that the emissions associated to oil production in Guatemala represent 0.45% of total national emissions, lower than in other palm oil producing countries.
Oil palm companies are aware of the needs of communities that are close to oil palm plantations and consequently invest and engage in their own efforts and work with other local institutions to give their neighbors access to health, education, infrastructure and local development. Through these efforts they benefit more