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10Nov

Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?

Tackling smallholder issues is central to the sustainable transformation of the palm oil industry. Palm oil production is a key livelihood for 2.5 million farmers and their communities. The industry as a whole provides direct … Continue reading “Can the RSPO P&C Review make certification more accessible for smallholders?”

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17Oct

The biofuel controversy

While the use of biofuels has clear benefits, they are often widely debated. Biodiesel sourced from palm oil especially, has sparked controversy in the European Union (EU) where palm oil production is strongly linked to … Continue reading “The biofuel controversy”

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3Oct

Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme

The Alternative Livelihood Programme (now known as the Integrated Ecological Farming Programme), introduced by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) in 2016, teaches villages sustainable agriculture practices without using intensive chemicals and fire for land clearing. In addition, … Continue reading “Uplifting communities through the Alternative Livelihood Programme”

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12Sep

Video: Breakthrough planting materials Eka 1 and 2 increase yields to highest in the industry

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food recently launched high-yielding oil palm planting materials named Eka 1 and 2. These planting materials were developed in the company’s research centres, SMART Research Institute’s (SMARTRI) and SMART’s Biotechnology Centre … Continue reading “Video: Breakthrough planting materials Eka 1 and 2 increase yields to highest in the industry”

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22Aug

Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?

Gender equality in agriculture has become a widely-contested topic recently, and here in the palm oil industry, where employment in the plantations has long been male-dominated, there is a range of gender-related concerns being brought … Continue reading “Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?”

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7Aug

Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan

Land clearing using fire by independent farmers and individuals is still prevalent in many parts of Kalimantan. In order to reduce the number and intensity of fires in the areas in which we operate, Golden … Continue reading “Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan”

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24Jul

Video: A partnership with SNV to provide support to palm oil smallholders

GAR/SMART have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with non-governmental organisation (NGO) SNV Netherlands Development, to work together to help palm oil smallholders increase their field productivity and income, and apply for sustainable palm oil … Continue reading “Video: A partnership with SNV to provide support to palm oil smallholders”

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4Jun

Farming for families

Yatimin, Farmer, 63 years old, West Kalimantan “I have been farming my whole life. This land has fed my community and my family for decades. My five children and 11 grandchildren get nourishment from the … Continue reading “Farming for families”

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26May

Jakarta Symposium calls on government and businesses to play a role in implementing sustainable value chains

By: Eleanor Radford, Senior Coordinator, Events, ISEAL Alliance At the Global Sustainability Standards Symposium in Jakarta, Indonesia, businesses and producers heard how sustainability standards can be a tool to tackle the challenges of declining natural … Continue reading “Jakarta Symposium calls on government and businesses to play a role in implementing sustainable value chains”

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