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R&D and technology

24Jun

Food safety is no piece of cake

Punjung Renjani, Food Technologist, 28 years old, Marunda “As a food technologist for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I work on product development, specifically margarine and shortening, which are palm oil-based ingredients typically used in baking pastries … Continue reading “Food safety is no piece of cake”

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25May

Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture

Increased climate change and weather volatility; health concerns of the increasingly discerning consumer; food supply shortages; rising sustainability expectations; these are some of the challenges facing agriculture-related businesses such as the palm oil industry. Given … Continue reading “Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture”

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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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14Feb

Our R&D efforts to safeguard consumer health

At GAR we have long carried out research into improving productivity, yield and agronomic practices in our plantations. In addition, we conduct research on improving the quality of our processed products such as cooking oil … Continue reading “Our R&D efforts to safeguard consumer health”

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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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18Nov

Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2

In this instalment of Postcards from the Field, Clairie continues her tour of SMARTRI and learns more about research projects that help boost palm oil productivity  After looking at the CO2 equipment, we went on … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field: SMARTRI tour part 2”

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8Nov

Postcards from the field: a day at the SMART Research Institute

In Part Three of Postcards from the field, Clairie goes on a tour of the SMART Research Institute (SMARTRI). I wondered if it was the Indonesian air but I realised that no matter where you … Continue reading “Postcards from the field: a day at the SMART Research Institute”

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14Oct

Video: Sustainability as part of our DNA – interview with Pak Daud Dharsono

Shortly after receiving awards for Social Business Innovation 2016 and Green CEO 2016 from Warta Ekonomi, Pak Daud Dharsono shared his thoughts on the company’s sustainability journey. See his full interview below:

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26Sep

Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil

In response to the devastating fires and haze last year, the Government of Indonesia imposed a moratorium on new palm oil development earlier this year. Many have welcomed this development seeing it as necessary to … Continue reading “Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil”

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