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24Jun

Creating a culture of diversity

Diversity is the embodiment of everything that makes us different from one another. These differences can be traced back to our different heritage and upbringing, resulting in different perspectives. Research has shown that diverse teams … Continue reading “Creating a culture of diversity”

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24Jun

Serving the healthcare needs of palm oil communities

Dr. Yossy Ani Pritarini Purba, 48 years old, Riau “I’m the resident doctor at the Sentral Ujung Tanjung Clinic in Siak, Riau. The clinic opens 24 hours every day, tending to the healthcare needs of … Continue reading “Serving the healthcare needs of palm oil communities”

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4Jun

Delivering good harvests

Agus Firdaus, Truck Driver, 33 years old, West Kalimantan “When I first started working for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) as a field worker around eight years ago, I never imagined that I would one day be … Continue reading “Delivering good harvests”

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4Jun

Nature vs. nature

Nurhamid, Owl Keeper, 42 years old, Riau “Rats are a large problem in the plantation because not only do they make nests at the base of the oil palms, they attack growing fruit bunches and … Continue reading “Nature vs. nature”

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14May

Working towards bumper harvests sustainably

Budin Nur Nasution, Farmer Trainer, 46 years old, Kampar “Whenever there’s a question about new farming methods, everyone says, “Ask Budin!” As a farmer trainer with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I’m usually the first to learn … Continue reading “Working towards bumper harvests sustainably”

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14May

Engineering a sustainable future

Novianti Mandasari, Environmental Engineer, 25 years old, Riau “Almost 70 percent of oil palm fresh fruit bunches becomes waste once crude palm oil (CPO) is extracted. We are referring to waste such as fibres and … Continue reading “Engineering a sustainable future”

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23Apr

Timing is everything when it comes to harvesting

Suranto, Harvester, 23 years old, West Kalimantan “The trees only bear fruit about three to four years after planting. When individual fruits start falling off the main fresh fruit bunch (FFB), it means it is … Continue reading “Timing is everything when it comes to harvesting”

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23Apr

Refining a challenging environment

Ketut Suyadnya, Refinery Operations Manager, 40 years old, Marunda “I manage operations at SMART Marunda, which is one of eight refineries owned by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in Indonesia. What we do is refine crude palm … Continue reading “Refining a challenging environment”

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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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