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4Jun

Farming for families

Yatimin, Farmer, 63 years old, West Kalimantan “I have been farming my whole life. This land has fed my community and my family for decades. My five children and 11 grandchildren get nourishment from the … Continue reading “Farming for families”

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16May

Palm Oil: a Sustainable Development Goal commodity

Did you know that palm oil contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? Here’s how palm oil helps promote seven SDG goals: Palm oil has played a huge role in reducing rural poverty in top … Continue reading “Palm Oil: a Sustainable Development Goal commodity”

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23Apr

Accessing nutrition

Erman Muhammad Ali, Shopkeeper at Rumbai Market, 48 years old, Riau While Indonesia produces enough food to meet the needs of its 250 million people, access and distribution vary greatly. Half the population lives in … Continue reading “Accessing nutrition”

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2Apr

The best mappers are those that can relate to the whole community

Franciscus Didik Dwi Budi Saputro, Mapper, 36 years old, Jakarta “I don’t think people necessarily understand the real purpose of a map. They only see lines on a page, rivers, forests, things that don’t change. … Continue reading “The best mappers are those that can relate to the whole community”

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2Apr

Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil

Q. Isn’t palm oil bad for the rainforest? The challenges facing palm oil are shared with many other types of farming in tropical regions – as well as containing some of the best soils and … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil”

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2Apr

Why Extraordinary Everyday

Shining a light on the extraordinary, everyday lives of the people transforming the palm oil sector. Palm oil is perhaps the world’s most misunderstood ingredient and food crop. It is an essential part of an … Continue reading “Why Extraordinary Everyday”

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2Apr

Stronger, more fruitful together

H. Misdan, Community Leader and Chairman of the Smallholder Cooperative, 52 years old, Riau “I moved to Riau from West Java 25 years ago as a migrant farmer to grow oil palms. The government guaranteed … Continue reading “Stronger, more fruitful together”

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10Mar

Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a lofty set of goals which attempt to enunciate a vision of humanity progressing sustainably in harmony with its environment. But in our short history of industrialisation and … Continue reading “Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests”

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12Jan

GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground

As we kick off 2017 it is traditional to predict likely trends, make commitments and set some goals for the new year. 2017 promises to be an interesting year on the global political stage.  At … Continue reading “GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground”

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