Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber Developing policies with and for smallholders

The multi-actor Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) works to improve the sustainability of the rubber value chain.

Until recently, the platform had only one Company Policy Framework with sustainability commitments for member companies, but this didn’t apply to smallholder members. To address this, GPSNR has been developing a Smallholder Policy Equivalent (SPE) to sit alongside the original framework. The content and structure of the SPE will be informed by input and recommendations from smallholder members, gathered in close collaboration with the High Conservation Value Network via online questionnaires, focus group discussions and regional calls.

This case study shares lessons from engaging smallholders throughout the policy development process, providing an example for other commodity platforms seeking to develop similar policies involving smallholders.  

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