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15Jun

A sustainable Aceh is a shared responsibility

Aceh is a region in Indonesia, perhaps most recognised globally for its devastation in the 2004 Tsunami. In the aftermath of the disaster, reviving agriculture to reduce poverty and rebuild livelihoods was critical. Due to … Continue reading “A sustainable Aceh is a shared responsibility”

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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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29Mar

RBF2017: Smallholders are key to improving food and nutrition security

Supporting smallholders is essential if we are to achieve food and nutrition security within the ASEAN region – that was one of the key messages from Responsible Business Forum (RBF) Jakarta held earlier this month. … Continue reading “RBF2017: Smallholders are key to improving food and nutrition security”

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27Dec

ISPO Certification – Helping the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector Become More Sustainable

Earlier this month, we achieved another important milestone –  our company has received the highest number of Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificates in the country. With two of our business units, PT Sinar Kencana … Continue reading “ISPO Certification – Helping the Indonesian Palm Oil Sector Become More Sustainable”

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15Dec

Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry

Since the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals nearly a year ago, we in the corporate sector have been hearing more and more about the 17 SDGs which range from eradicating poverty to tackling … Continue reading “Interview: Partnerships with customers to address challenges in the palm oil industry”

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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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2Dec

A personal view: GAR’s approach to transform the industry through suppliers

In the past few months, due to the nature of my work, I’ve gotten to know a lot about one of the flagship programmes that my company is currently carrying out – the Traceability to … Continue reading “A personal view: GAR’s approach to transform the industry through suppliers”

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30Nov

Postcards from the field – reflections about sustainable palm oil

At the end of her field trip, Clairie reflects on what she has learnt We wrapped up our visit to the methane capture facility. Pak Gotz and I had separate flights to catch. I left … Continue reading “Postcards from the field – reflections about sustainable palm oil”

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25Nov

RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building

Earlier this month I joined some 700 people at the 14th RSPO Roundtable, a four-day conference bringing together growers, traders, brands, retailers, civil society organisations and others engaged with the world’s most established sustainable palm … Continue reading “RSPO RT14: Balancing conservation, community, and capacity building”

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