Smallholders are an important part of the palm oil supply chain. Although many receive support from government schemes and/or local CPO mills, there are large numbers of independent smallholders that remain largely unsupported. As the palm oil industry works to become more sustainable, these independent smallholders can be left behind.. The Wild Asia Group Scheme (WAGS) aims to support small independent palm oil producers (i.e. farmers with less than 40 hectares that are not formally linked to a particular extension scheme or mill) to improve their farming practices and achieve compliance with internationally recognized standards.