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25Nov

Top 3 myths about palm oil debunked

I work as a social media specialist at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), and it has been just under a year since I stepped into the fascinating world of palm oil. On the one hand, the industry … Continue reading “Top 3 myths about palm oil debunked”

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24Sep

In photos: Fire-fighting training around our concessions

Rapid on-the-ground response is crucial in ensuring forest fires do not spread uncontrollably. While we have teams of specialised firefighters, we believe in the value of educating communities so that they are equipped with the … Continue reading “In photos: Fire-fighting training around our concessions”

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3Sep

Margarine vs. butter: Which is better for the environment?

Picture this: it is a typical morning. You wake up and follow your standard routine of booting up your computer for work. While waiting, you prepare a simple breakfast – a cup of hot coffee … Continue reading “Margarine vs. butter: Which is better for the environment?”

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24Jul

7 things you need to know about the forest fires and haze in South East Asia

The return of the annual dry season in Indonesia sees an increase in news reporting on haze and hotspots. For many, the knee-jerk reaction might still be, “Oh, the palm oil companies must be causing … Continue reading “7 things you need to know about the forest fires and haze in South East Asia”

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24Jul

The delicate science behind managing peatlands

Peatlands are a unique ecosystem formed through the accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter in waterlogged and acidic conditions over thousands of years. They store tremendous amounts of carbon in their soil and … Continue reading “The delicate science behind managing peatlands”

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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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11Mar

How it works: Releasing orangutans back into the wild

Ever wondered how orangutans are returned to the wild? Rehabilitating and returning any wild animal back to its natural habitat is a complicated and complex process. Animals that have been taken from the wild – … Continue reading “How it works: Releasing orangutans back into the wild”

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12Feb

Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends

When massive forest fires swept Indonesia in 2015, I remember being assigned to a forest fire prevention programme. My main job was to design and run a campaign in communities that would educate them about … Continue reading “Spreading knowledge on fire prevention with my jungle friends”

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24Jan

Will the Year of the Rat be good for palm oil?

We may already be one month into 2020, but come end January across the world, over a billion Chinese will be celebrating the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Rat. For the uninitiated, … Continue reading “Will the Year of the Rat be good for palm oil?”

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