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Year: 2019

25Jun

Reigniting community interest in farming

We live in a digital era – where computers and gadgets are a big part of our daily lives. Children are exposed to technology from a young age, and that shapes their perception of the … Continue reading “Reigniting community interest in farming”

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24Jun

Do smallholders hold the key to sustainable palm oil?

While reports of rainforest destruction wrought by large plantation firms continue to emerge, recent studies have also pointed to the role of smallholder farmers—oil palm growers who cultivate palm in an area not exceeding 25 … Continue reading “Do smallholders hold the key to sustainable palm oil?”

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21Jun

Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia

In a major collaborative effort to address persistent labour rights issues in Indonesia’s palm oil sector, five industry giants have jointly announced two new pilot projects that seek to change practices around casual labour and … Continue reading “Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia”

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14Jun

Latest Greenpeace report ignores progress being made in palm sector

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11Jun

Top food firms spot supply-chain risks to forests in real time

Led by the Global Forest Watch team at the Washington-based World Resources Institute (WRI), the GFW Pro platform enables commodity producers and buyers, investors and green groups to act faster to protect forests. More than … Continue reading “Top food firms spot supply-chain risks to forests in real time”

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10Jun

Uniting ASEAN in the name of sustainability

Having been exposed to the palm oil industry for nearly half a year during this internship, I have witnessed both sides of the debate on palm oil, and one of the most vocal contenders for … Continue reading “Uniting ASEAN in the name of sustainability”

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27May

GAR making consistent efforts to protect HCS forests

The majority of the large blocks of high carbon stock (HCS) forests spread within three palm oil concessions controlled by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR/Sinarmas Group) is still being protected, as evidenced by a ground-based verification undertaken … Continue reading “GAR making consistent efforts to protect HCS forests”

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17May

SMART Scholarship makes Bambang’s parents’ dreams come true

“I hope you can be an assistant in the plantation, I’m praying for you to be an assistant, my son.” Bambang was born in Rantauprapat on 11 July, 1988, and was raised in a modest … Continue reading “SMART Scholarship makes Bambang’s parents’ dreams come true”

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14May

Golden Agri Q1 profit up 54.5% to US$18.3m on one-off gain

Golden Agri-Resources reported a 54.5 per cent rise in net profit to US$18.3 million for the first quarter ended March 31, from US$11.9 million a year ago. This was mainly from a US$11.5 million gain … Continue reading “Golden Agri Q1 profit up 54.5% to US$18.3m on one-off gain”

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