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Author: Ian Suwarganda

22Apr

Maintaining a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people of Jambi

There is a common misconception that with development and indigenous groups, it is always one or the other. You often hear about conflicts and clashes which cause disruptions to work and the way of life … Continue reading “Maintaining a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people of Jambi”

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3Apr

How palm oil keeps you clean

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reminds us that good personal hygiene is critical to keep the COVID-19 outbreak at bay. It urges the public to regularly and thoroughly clean one’s hands washing them with soap … Continue reading “How palm oil keeps you clean”

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31Mar

Sustaining growth, delivering value at POC 2017

Price Outlook Conference (POC) held annually in Kuala Lumpur is where the entire palm oil industry decamps for a week of discussions about future price outlooks, and increasingly sustainability. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is a regular … Continue reading “Sustaining growth, delivering value at POC 2017”

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1Feb

How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?

The Leuser Ecosystem is a rainforest area which spans over 2.6 million hectares, covering large parts of the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. It is home to several endangered species including orangutans, Sumatran tigers … Continue reading “How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?”

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25Nov

RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building

Earlier this month I joined some 700 people at the 14th RSPO Roundtable, a four-day conference bringing together growers, traders, brands, retailers, civil society organisations and others engaged with the world’s most established sustainable palm … Continue reading “RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building”

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8Aug

In June, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) held their annual European conference in Milan. Members gathered to discuss improvements in the RSPO Principles and Criteria and reported on national efforts to increase demand … Continue reading “Impressions from the RSPO EU Roundtable 2016: palm oil end users usher in a new phase of sustainability activism”

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