Newsroom
9Jun

The GSEP and other sustainability journey milestones

Last week, in the run-up to the World Environment Day (WED), I wrote about the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP) and our sustainability commitments which centre around four main pillars: Environmental Management; Social and … Continue reading “The GSEP and other sustainability journey milestones”

| | |

6Jun

Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience

Smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent of all palm oil estates in Indonesia. The average yield for an independent smallholder is between two and three tons of fruit per hectare of planted oil palm per … Continue reading “Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience”

| | |

2Jun

Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

This year’s World Environment Day (WED) falls on the 5th of June. WED is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each WED is … Continue reading “Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)”

| | |

31May

Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia

Reaching out and working with a wide group of stakeholders is crucial when tackling the thorny problem of forest fires in Indonesia. GAR’s Desa Siaga Api programme aims to do that by collaborating with everyone … Continue reading “Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia”

| | |

26May

Peat fires are a primary cause of the haze which last year blanketed huge areas of Indonesia as well as neighbouring countries, Singapore and Malaysia. Preventing forest fires and haze in Indonesia requires a multi-faceted … Continue reading “Preventing Indonesian forest fires in the long term: an update on GAR’s Peat Eco-system Rehabilitation Project in West Kalimantan”

| | |

23May

Vlog : Smallholder Farmers and Innovative Financing

Indonesian smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent or 4.5 million hectares of palm oil estates in the country. More than half are managed by independent smallholders with the remainder run by plasma smallholders where growers … Continue reading “Vlog : Smallholder Farmers and Innovative Financing”

| | |

20May

How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms

In our continuing series on GAR’s long-term forest fire prevention initiative – Desa Siaga Api, we take a look at how a variety of tactical approaches are being implemented on the ground through our collaboration … Continue reading “How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms”

| | |

20May

Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry

In his keynote speech during the supplier workshop organized by GAR in March 2016, Bayu Krisnamurthi President Director of Indonesia Estate-Crop Fund for Palm Oil (BPDP Sawit) called on suppliers to be catalysts in transforming … Continue reading “Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry”

| | |

3May

Finding long-term solutions for forest fires – Desa Siaga Api programme

With the memory of the worst haze season in 20 years still fresh in everyone’s minds, GAR has been focusing on long-term workable solutions to tackle forest fires in Indonesia. To do this effectively involves … Continue reading “Finding long-term solutions for forest fires – Desa Siaga Api programme”

| | |