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10Nov

Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?

Tackling smallholder issues is central to the sustainable transformation of the palm oil industry. Palm oil production is a key livelihood for 2.5 million farmers and their communities. The industry as a whole provides direct … Continue reading “Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?”

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3Nov

Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?

Our fire-free programme, Desa Makmur Peduli Api (previously known as Desa Siaga Api) works with communities and indigenous groups living in fire-prone areas to minimise incidences of forest fires and haze through both short and long-term measures. Our … Continue reading “Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?”

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17Oct

The biofuel controversy

While the use of biofuels has clear benefits, they are often widely debated. Biodiesel sourced from palm oil especially, has sparked controversy in the European Union (EU) where palm oil production is strongly linked to … Continue reading “The biofuel controversy”

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3Oct

Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme

The Alternative Livelihood Programme (now known as the Integrated Ecological Farming Programme), introduced by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in 2016, teaches villages sustainable agriculture practices without using intensive chemicals and fire for land clearing. In addition, … Continue reading “Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme”

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2Sep

How it works: Fire reporting

The annual dry season in Indonesia takes place between the months of August and October. During this period, the risk of land and forest fires often increase, resulting in haze. There is a gamut of … Continue reading “How it works: Fire reporting”

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11Aug

Sustainability in communities through Participatory Conservation Planning

Regular visitors of this blog know we work closely with local communities and villages to implement sustainability practices and conserve forests. Why is this so? If Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) owns the land or is given … Continue reading “Sustainability in communities through Participatory Conservation Planning”

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7Aug

Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan

Land clearing using fire by independent farmers and individuals is still prevalent in many parts of Kalimantan. In order to reduce the number and intensity of fires in the areas in which we operate, Golden … Continue reading “Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan”

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27Jul

Sustainability reporting can help GAR become a world-class company

Sustainability reporting is still relatively new to us here in Asia. In Singapore, only a handful of listed companies – Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) being one of them – publish Sustainability Reports regularly. It’s been viewed … Continue reading “Sustainability reporting can help GAR become a world-class company”

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7Jul

Biofuels – the alternative energy source

Imagine a world where there is no more fossil fuel. What would you use to power your vehicles? How would you heat your homes? What would keep power plants and industries running? We look to … Continue reading “Biofuels – the alternative energy source”

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