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14May

How oil palm is grown

At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), we grow around 10 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) on more than 480,000 hectares of land every year. Getting the first phase of planting and growing oil palms right … Continue reading “How oil palm is grown”

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14May

Working towards bumper harvests sustainably

Budin Nur Nasution, Farmer Trainer, 46 years old, Kampar “Whenever there’s a question about new farming methods, everyone says, “Ask Budin!” As a farmer trainer with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I’m usually the first to learn … Continue reading “Working towards bumper harvests sustainably”

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23Apr

10 things you might not know about palm oil

For one of the world’s most important foods, palm oil can still seem pretty mysterious to many people. Here’s a couple of things you might not know: Palm oil comes from the reddish fruit of … Continue reading “10 things you might not know about palm oil”

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23Apr

Timing is everything when it comes to harvesting

Suranto, Harvester, 23 years old, West Kalimantan “The trees only bear fruit about three to four years after planting. When individual fruits start falling off the main fresh fruit bunch (FFB), it means it is … Continue reading “Timing is everything when it comes to harvesting”

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2Apr

Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil

Q. Isn’t palm oil bad for the rainforest? The challenges facing palm oil are shared with many other types of farming in tropical regions – as well as containing some of the best soils and … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil”

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2Apr

Why Extraordinary Everyday

Shining a light on the extraordinary, everyday lives of the people transforming the palm oil sector. Palm oil is perhaps the world’s most misunderstood ingredient and food crop. It is an essential part of an … Continue reading “Why Extraordinary Everyday”

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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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10Mar

Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a lofty set of goals which attempt to enunciate a vision of humanity progressing sustainably in harmony with its environment. But in our short history of industrialisation and … Continue reading “Solving the conundrum of achieving UN SDGs: the delicate balancing act of promoting human development while protecting forests”

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