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31Mar

Sustaining growth, delivering value at POC 2017

Price Outlook Conference (POC) held annually in Kuala Lumpur is where the entire palm oil industry decamps for a week of discussions about future price outlooks, and increasingly sustainability. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is a regular … Continue reading “Sustaining growth, delivering value at POC 2017”

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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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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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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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3Nov

Will this year’s RSPO RT achieve its goals?

The RSPO RT14 scheduled for 7 to 10 Nov 2016 is just around the corner. Arguably the RSPO RT is the most important palm oil conference annually because it defines priorities and sets the agenda … Continue reading “Will this year’s RSPO RT achieve its goals?”

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21Oct

Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification

In Indonesia, the government has introduced and is strengthening the ISPO certification (Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil), a certification scheme that contains a set of mandatory government regulations regarding social, operational and environmental practices for Indonesian … Continue reading “Video: Suppliers’ views on ISPO certification”

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14Oct

ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?

One of the key challenges in the certification of sustainable palm oil is ensuring smallholders are not left out of the picture. Over 40 percent of Indonesia’s palm oil estates is owned by smallholders, yet … Continue reading “ISPO certification – What’s in it for palm oil smallholders?”

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2Sep

ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

Palm oil is an essential contributor to the Indonesian economy and rural livelihoods in particular. But it has also faced increasing international scrutiny over its sustainability. In 2009, the Indonesian government created a national sustainability … Continue reading “ISPO certification – the way to sustainable palm oil in Indonesia”

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26Aug

SMART picks up three sustainability awards

Last night, GAR’s subsidiary, PT SMART Tbk (SMART) received three sustainability awards at two high-profile events in downtown Jakarta. “SMART aims to complete RSPO certification by 2020, and commit to forestry conservation and protection in … Continue reading “SMART picks up three sustainability awards”

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