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Tag: Fire prevention

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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26Sep

Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil

In response to the devastating fires and haze last year, the Government of Indonesia imposed a moratorium on new palm oil development earlier this year. Many have welcomed this development seeing it as necessary to … Continue reading “Cutting-Edge Technologies + Deep Experience as a Grower = The Formula for Success for Sustainable Palm Oil”

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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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12Aug

Our employees working to prevent fires as Indonesia’s dry season sets in

As we move towards the height of the dry season in Indonesia, our employees are continuing to work to prevent fires starting in and around our estates in line with our long-standing Zero Burning Policy … Continue reading “Our employees working to prevent fires as Indonesia’s dry season sets in”

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7Jul

Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 1

Last year, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are related to 17 critical areas including eradicating poverty, tackling climate change, achieving gender equality and zero hunger. The aim is to … Continue reading “Ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals – 1”

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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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16Jun

Engaging employees in our sustainability initiatives

Since World Environment Day on 5 June, GAR has been running a sustainability campaign with our Singapore-based staff to help them learn more about the GAR Social and Environmental Policy or GSEP, the roadmap for … Continue reading “Engaging employees in our sustainability initiatives”

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31May

Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia

Reaching out and working with a wide group of stakeholders is crucial when tackling the thorny problem of forest fires in Indonesia. GAR’s Desa Siaga Api programme aims to do that by collaborating with everyone … Continue reading “Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia”

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