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Tag: Communities

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

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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1Feb

How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?

The Leuser Ecosystem is a rainforest area which spans over 2.6 million hectares, covering large parts of the provinces of Aceh and North Sumatra. It is home to several endangered species including orangutans, Sumatran tigers … Continue reading “How can we better protect the Leuser Ecosystem?”

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11Nov

Helping communities be self-sufficient while minimising fire – 2

Many farmers believe preparing land for cultivation without using fire requires a lot of money for heavy machinery. But through GAR’s Home Garden Project, we helped the Nanga Bian sub-village successfully cultivate garden plots to reduce … Continue reading “Helping communities be self-sufficient while minimising fire – 2”

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1Nov

Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire

As the end of the dry season draws near, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the haze has not returned with the same ferocity as last year. But the memory of the 2015 … Continue reading “Helping local communities be more sustainable and self-sufficient while minimising fire”

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16Sep

Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report

In conjunction with the publication of GAR’s Sustainability Report 2015, we held a series of webinars for key stakeholders recently. The presentations showed the highlights of our sustainability progress including the launch of participatory conservation … Continue reading “Webinar: Highlights of 2015 Sustainability Report”

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5Sep

Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships are absolutely key for GAR to move forward on our sustainability journey. You can read all about this in our latest Sustainability Report 2015 which is based on the theme “Initiate, Collaborate, Innovate – … Continue reading “Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”

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15Aug

Women as agents of change on fire prevention

Women are very powerful agents of change – this is something that really struck me during a two-week volunteer training trip in West Kalimantan recently. If we want to tackle forest fires effectively, we need … Continue reading “Women as agents of change on fire prevention”

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24Jun

Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology

Forest fires have become a perennial phenomenon in Indonesia. Last year’s fires, which were the worst in 20 years, incurred huge losses for the Indonesian economy – the World Bank says that the economic cost … Continue reading “Tackle forest fires through community outreach and technology”

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