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Year: 2016

9Nov
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9Nov

GAR Highlights Key Challenges In Establishing A Sustainable Plantation Workforce

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8Nov
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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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7Nov
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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

Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire

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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