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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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26Apr

Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 2

GAR is taking another step forward in mapping its supply chain by announcing a time-bound plan to achieve traceability all the way to the plantation – at the end of 2020, we aim to know … Continue reading “Creating a sustainable palm oil supply chain – 2”

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19Apr

Growing evidence that sustainable palm oil production does pay off

Last week I wrote about Morgan Stanley’s report which advised investors to look at GAR’s share price from the perspective of sustainability – they recommended GAR as a good buy due to improvements it has … Continue reading “Growing evidence that sustainable palm oil production does pay off”

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12Apr

Morgan Stanley: GAR tops sustainability rankings

In a report released on April 7 2016, Morgan Stanley recommended that Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) shares are a good buy due to its substantial improvement in sustainability performance. In its report: “ASEAN Agricultural Products & … Continue reading “Morgan Stanley: GAR tops sustainability rankings”

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