Developing A Responsible Way Forward

POTICO consists of a portfolio of revenue streams—sustainable palm oil, certified timber, carbon offsets—designed to divert planned oil palm plantations onto degraded lands and bring the forests that were slated for conversion into certified sustainable forest management.

Project POTICO aims to have 250,000-1,250,000 acres of degraded land converted into oil palm plantations and a corresponding amount of virgin forest protected from clear-cutting, conserved and/or sustainably managed according to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) guidelines.

The strategy would relieve pressure on virgin forests, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve biodiversity, and enhance local livelihoods.