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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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22Nov

Postcards from the field: Seeing methane capture in action

In this installment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie spends her last day visiting a methane capture facility Tired after all the scientific adventures at SMARTRI, we were once again back in the car going … Continue reading “Postcards from the field: Seeing methane capture in action”

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18Nov

Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2

In this instalment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie continues her tour of SMARTRI and learns more about research projects that help boost palm oil productivity  After looking at the CO2 equipment, we went on … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2”

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11Nov

Helping communities be self-sufficient while minimising fire – 2

Many farmers believe preparing land for cultivation without using fire requires a lot of money for heavy machinery. But through GAR’s Home Garden Project, we helped the Nanga Bian sub-village successfully cultivate garden plots to reduce … Continue reading “Helping communities be self-sufficient while minimising fire – 2”

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8Nov

Postcards from the field: a day at the SMART Research Institute

In Part Three of Postcards from the field, Clairie goes on a tour of the SMART Research Institute (SMARTRI). I wondered if it was the Indonesian air but I realised that no matter where you … Continue reading “Postcards from the field: a day at the SMART Research Institute”

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3Nov

Will this year’s RSPO RT achieve its goals?

The RSPO RT14 scheduled for 7 to 10 Nov 2016 is just around the corner. Arguably the RSPO RT is the most important palm oil conference annually because it defines priorities and sets the agenda … Continue reading “Will this year’s RSPO RT achieve its goals?”

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1Nov

As the end of the dry season draws near, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the haze has not returned with the same ferocity as last year. But the memory of the 2015 … Continue reading “Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire”

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27Oct

Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats

In the second instalment of Postcards from the Field, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clairie Ng, continues her journey of discovery on a palm oil estate in Riau, and shares her experience with the … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats”

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25Oct

Levelling the playing field for independent farmers

It generally surprises people who are unfamiliar with the Indonesian palm oil industry to learn that it is not dominated by a handful of big companies. Instead, some two million smallholders own over 40 percent … Continue reading “Levelling the playing field for independent farmers”

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