The ICOPE-SERIES are specially organised programmes aimed at promoting and supporting sustainable palm
oil production. These programmes encompass the organisation of conferences, seminars, workshops and also
the implementation of research and development projects and training which are carried out either in-house
or outsourced to other institutions with the right credentials and expertise.
We believe that the association among three partners, PT SMART Tbk (a leader in commercial palm oil
production in the world), WWF (an environmental NGO in Indonesia), and CIRAD (an international research
organisation in France), will promote and encourage constructive and efficient actions towards the successful
realisation of the objectives of this project.
The ICOPE Conferences aims to highlight environmental issues and share experience on possible solutions
and resources not only for the benefit of the environment, but also for the industry itself.
Environmental related issues are highlighted and discussed in these forums. As a follow-up from these
constructive discussions, the three partners will organize more seminars, research programmes and training
or workshops to address specific topics or issues raised in the forums.
The ICOPE Seminars will be organized on specific topics raised during the ICOPE conference or on
important and pressing issues identified by the three partners. The objective is to explore further on these
specific topics and translate these discussions into appropriate research programmes. Participation in these
research and development programmes will be open to participants of these seminars who must also possess
the appropriate expertise to deal with issues identified.
The ICOPE Workshops aim at formulating projects from issues highlighted in the ICOPE conference and
seminars and thereafter, to monitor the implementation of these projects. The participants of the workshop
will be the participants to the project; however, external experts could also be invited when deemed
The ICOPE Projects aim at developing and implementing projects arising from issues discussed during the
ICOPE conference and seminars. Projects under the initiative of one of the partners could also be accepted if
all partners are agreed.
The ICOPE Publication will help in disseminating information related to ICOPE-SERIES activities. Such
publications include the proceedings of the conference, the results of discussion during seminars and the
results of research projects