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3May

Productive palm oil through biotechnology

In the palm oil industry, one of the most important things producers look for in oil palm trees is yield. Trees with high yield are not only good for business, but also good for sustainability, … Continue reading “Productive palm oil through biotechnology”

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9Oct

Since 2016, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food along with Sinar Mas Forestry (SMF) have been working closely with Canada-based MacDonald & Detweiler Associates (MDA) in monitoring deforestation through a Forest Alert Service (FAS) using the … Continue reading “A business trip to Canada: On a mission to understand deforestation monitoring technology while promoting Indonesia’s palm oil industry”

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18Sep

Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA

When you picture an oil palm plantation, what comes to mind? Rows and rows of leafy oil palm trees? How about the reddish orange palm fruit being harvested for its oil? Or maybe it’s the … Continue reading “Video: Researching insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations through BEFTA”

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22May

Insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations: Pests and their predators

This post was originally written by Amy Eycott, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Insect Ecology Group of University of Cambridge, and published on the website of the BEFTA programme. It has been modified slightly … Continue reading “Insect biodiversity in oil palm plantations: Pests and their predators”

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6Apr

10 facts about palm oil food production at our Marunda R&D centre

There are no shortcuts when it comes to producing food items for consumption, which is why our cooking oil, margarine, and other palm oil food products are prepared at the refineries under stringent conditions. We … Continue reading “10 facts about palm oil food production at our Marunda R&D centre”

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16Jan

Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017

“As a leading agribusiness sustainability is ultimately at the heart of our business. It’s not a choice, it is a business imperative. To be able to continue to grow oil palms in the various rural … Continue reading “Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017”

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28Nov

Accelerating SDG action: A business perspective

This speech was presented by Gopul Shah, Director, Corporate Treasury and Structured Trade Finance, Golden Agri-Resources, at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore on 23 November 2017. Having engaged with many of the delegates present … Continue reading “Accelerating SDG action: A business perspective”

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21Nov

Video: Importance of biotechnology in agriculture

In conjunction with World Science Day, we explore the significance of Research and Development (R&D) and biotechnology in agribusiness, and especially in palm oil. We speak with Tony Liwang, Head of Plant Production and Biotechnology … Continue reading “Video: Importance of biotechnology in agriculture”

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12Sep

Video: Breakthrough planting materials Eka 1 and 2 increase yields to highest in the industry

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food recently launched high-yielding oil palm planting materials named Eka 1 and 2. These planting materials were developed in the company’s research centres, SMART Research Institute’s (SMARTRI) and SMART’s Biotechnology Centre … Continue reading “Video: Breakthrough planting materials Eka 1 and 2 increase yields to highest in the industry”

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