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25Feb

Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations

Reading my morning news headlines the other day, my attention was caught by a story about the global insect population collapse. It seems that we are seeing unprecedented rates of decline of many important insects … Continue reading “Doing our part to save insects in palm oil plantations”

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20Feb

Out of the office, into the field

Growing up in a city like Singapore and having no exposure to the agricultural industry previously, I had never imagined the growing of oil palm trees and the harvesting of its fruits to be a … Continue reading “Out of the office, into the field”

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18Feb

B20 biodiesel mandate a lifeline for Indonesia’s palm oil sector

In a bid to increase domestic palm oil consumption, the Indonesian government’s usage of biodiesel entered the B20 phase in September 2018. What is B20? B20 refers to a fuel mixture consisting of 20 percent … Continue reading “B20 biodiesel mandate a lifeline for Indonesia’s palm oil sector”

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13Feb

Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan

The splendour of West Kalimantan’s blue sky that day amazed Anita Dradjat. Along with other Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers from Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, she tenderly extended her helping hands to the patients who … Continue reading “Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan”

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11Feb

Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series

In addition to accomplishing our mission of revealing how the palm oil industry has improved many people’s lives, my own experience of putting together our Extraordinary Everyday campaign was revealing for me personally. It changed … Continue reading “Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series”

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29Jan

Learning to manage high conservation value areas through SMARTSPOT East Kutai

The East Kutai Regency in East Kalimantan is home to Kutai National Park, a natural orangutan habitat with a well maintained population of this endangered species. The Regency is also the location for a number … Continue reading “Learning to manage high conservation value areas through SMARTSPOT East Kutai”

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29Jan

Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist

I am what you would expect from a university student who chose to dedicate her tertiary education to geography. I marvel at the beauty of the environment we live in every day and swear to … Continue reading “Challenging the beliefs of a conventional environmentalist”

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11Jan

Zero waste of the palm oil fruit

Oil palm plants are so productive, every part of it can be used such that nothing is wasted. Even the by-products of palm oil production and processing can be turned into something useful – like … Continue reading “Zero waste of the palm oil fruit”

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28Dec

Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019

After reflecting on our 2018 achievements, GAR looks forward to continuing our sustainability implementation efforts in the new year. What does 2019 hold in store for the palm oil industry? Here are five trends we … Continue reading “Palm oil trends to look out for in 2019”

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