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26Nov

Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia

The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang was a significant milestone for Indonesia. Having a reputation for its haze, the fact that the event was taking place from 18 August to 2 September, right … Continue reading “Fighting land and forest fires in Indonesia”

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16Jan

Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017

“As a leading agribusiness sustainability is ultimately at the heart of our business. It’s not a choice, it is a business imperative. To be able to continue to grow oil palms in the various rural … Continue reading “Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017”

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3Nov

Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?

Our fire-free programme, Desa Makmur Peduli Api (previously known as Desa Siaga Api) works with communities and indigenous groups living in fire-prone areas to minimise incidences of forest fires and haze through both short and long-term measures. Our … Continue reading “Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?”

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2Sep

How it works: Fire reporting

The annual dry season in Indonesia takes place between the months of August and October. During this period, the risk of land and forest fires often increase, resulting in haze. There is a gamut of … Continue reading “How it works: Fire reporting”

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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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24Jun

Education prevents poverty

Siti Musyaropah, Elementary Teacher, 29 years old, West Kalimantan “Education is important for children as it gives them the tools they need to achieve their future dreams. I’m a teacher at Eka Tjipta Kayung Elementary … Continue reading “Education prevents poverty”

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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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26Jan

Fire Prevention the Responsibility of All

A collaborative, comprehensive and multi-stakeholder approach to fire prevention is key to the success of GAR’s long-term fire prevention strategy. As many as 17 villages – eight in West Kalimantan Province and nine in Jambi … Continue reading “Fire Prevention the Responsibility of All”

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12Jan

GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground

As we kick off 2017 it is traditional to predict likely trends, make commitments and set some goals for the new year. 2017 promises to be an interesting year on the global political stage.  At … Continue reading “GAR in 2017: making sustainable palm oil a reality on the ground”

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