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Author: bambang-chriswanto

26Jan

Fire Prevention the Responsibility of All

A collaborative, comprehensive and multi-stakeholder approach to fire prevention is key to the success of GAR’s long-term fire prevention strategy. As many as 17 villages – eight in West Kalimantan Province and nine in Jambi … Continue reading “Fire Prevention the Responsibility of All”

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6Dec

Innovation and technology improving smallholders lives

We’ve often pointed out in our blogs that the palm oil industry in Indonesia is actually made up of a large number of smallholder farmers. Any conversation about improving the industry must include making smallholders’ … Continue reading “Innovation and technology improving smallholders lives”

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11Nov

Helping communities be self-sufficient while minimising fire – 2

Many farmers believe preparing land for cultivation without using fire requires a lot of money for heavy machinery. But through GAR’s Home Garden Project, we helped the Nanga Bian sub-village successfully cultivate garden plots to reduce … Continue reading “Helping communities be self-sufficient while minimising fire – 2”

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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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21Oct

Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification

In Indonesia, the government has introduced and is strengthening the ISPO certification (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil), a certification scheme that contains a set of mandatory government regulations regarding social, operational and environmental practices for Indonesian … Continue reading “Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification”

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14Oct

ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?

One of the key challenges in the certification of sustainable palm oil is ensuring smallholders are not left out of the picture. Over 40 percent of Indonesia’s palm oil estates is owned by smallholders, yet … Continue reading “ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?”

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9Sep

Inspiring Indonesia’s future business leaders at the SMART Biotechnology Centre

Keeping up with the latest developments in Indonesia’s agribusiness sector is a must if you dream of being the next successful generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs in the country. One of the country’s most … Continue reading “Inspiring Indonesia’s future business leaders at the SMART Biotechnology Centre”

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2Sep

ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Palm oil is an essential contributor to the Indonesian economy and rural livelihoods in particular. But it has also faced increasing international scrutiny over its sustainability. In 2009, the Indonesian government created a national sustainability … Continue reading “ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia”

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12Aug

Our employees working to prevent fires as Indonesia’s dry season sets in

As we move towards the height of the dry season in Indonesia, our employees are continuing to work to prevent fires starting in and around our estates in line with our long-standing Zero Burning Policy … Continue reading “Our employees working to prevent fires as Indonesia’s dry season sets in”

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