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3Dec

Waluyo’s story: Finding purpose with the SMART Planters scholarship

Recent graduate Waluyo was a recipient of the SMART Planters scholarship programme back in 2016. Originally from Cilacap, Waluyo developed his knowledge at the INSTIPER campus in Yogyakarta, majoring in Agro-ecotechnology, specifically studying agronomic practices … Continue reading “Waluyo’s story: Finding purpose with the SMART Planters scholarship”

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2Dec

Working for a modern agribusiness

What comes to mind when you think about working in a palm oil company? For many, the image might be plantations, trees and rural areas. Well, I work in a palm oil company, but it … Continue reading “Working for a modern agribusiness”

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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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15Oct

My food hero

The COVID-19 global crisis is forcing us to slow down and reflect on the things we took for granted. Many of us are rekindling our appreciation of something so basic in our daily lives that … Continue reading “My food hero”

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7Sep

Teachers going the extra mile during COVID-19

It has been four or five months – I have lost count – since the global pandemic hit us in Indonesia. While businesses are slowly recovering, most schools remain closed.  For the past few months, … Continue reading “Teachers going the extra mile during COVID-19”

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4Aug

Shifting gears for the new normal

People in masks, half-filled offices, and plenty of takeout. This is what normal looks like now, eight months into a year COVID-19 has taken over. This pandemic is no longer new, but the frustration I … Continue reading “Shifting gears for the new normal”

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29Jul

Staying the course during a global pandemic

Every first seven months of the year, I live and breathe sustainability reports. Financial regulators in Singapore and Indonesia set strict deadlines for our Annual and Sustainability Reports. And the reports are used by a … Continue reading “Staying the course during a global pandemic”

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16Jun

How we got our plant in China up and running in the COVID-19 pandemic

We are now months into this global pandemic known as COVID-19. By now most people would know plenty about it, but this was not the case earlier this year when it first started. Lunar New … Continue reading “How we got our plant in China up and running in the COVID-19 pandemic”

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3Jun

Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19

COVID-19 brings so many changes in our personal and professional life. Recently, I had a chat with Wahyu Wijayanti, a soft spoken lady who is funny, motherly and also has broad knowledge and experience. She … Continue reading “Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19”

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