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3Jun

Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free

Deforestation trends in Indonesia are changing. Studies show deforestation from large-scale plantations is declining, but deforestation from small-scale agriculture is on the rise. Götz Martin, Head of Sustainability Implementation at GAR, discusses this shift, and … Continue reading “Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free”

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5May

Food security and support for communities in times of a global pandemic

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, crowds, long queues and empty shelves in supermarkets highlight natural anxieties about the availability of food in urban communities. Such anxieties are understandable given the threat of disruption … Continue reading “Food security and support for communities in times of a global pandemic”

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29Apr

Fighting COVID-19 through mask-making

The COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions globally is a virus that attacks the human respiratory system and has claimed tens of thousands of lives. As a company employing over 170,000 employees in Indonesia, Sinar Mas Agribusiness … Continue reading “Fighting COVID-19 through mask-making”

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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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15Apr

100 million safe water gardens for villagers around the world

In tropical villages, wastewater is typically released untreated into the environment. The result is a health tragedy. Worldwide, about 2,000 children die every day as a result, 370 in Indonesia alone. Developing countries suffer a … Continue reading “100 million safe water gardens for villagers around the world”

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28Feb

Creating impact through partnership

In South East Asia, 65.8 million people don’t have food security, and 25.8 percent of children under five years are being stunted because of malnutrition and widening income inequalities. These were just some of the … Continue reading “Creating impact through partnership”

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30Oct

Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food has been working with humanitarian aid organisation Tzu Chi in Indonesia for over two decades, to care for and help those in need. To increase volunteerism within the company, Chairman … Continue reading “Fostering the spirit of love for others with Tzu Chi Sinar Mas”

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30Oct

Supporting villages to protect forests

As a responsible producer, GAR wants to ensure that forests and neighbouring villages are well taken care of wherever we operate. This can be tricky sometimes when the villages rely on clearing areas of the … Continue reading “Supporting villages to protect forests”

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25Jun

Reigniting community interest in farming

We live in a digital era – where computers and gadgets are a big part of our daily lives. Children are exposed to technology from a young age, and that shapes their perception of the … Continue reading “Reigniting community interest in farming”

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