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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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24Jun

Food safety is no piece of cake

Punjung Renjani, Food Technologist, 28 years old, Marunda “As a food technologist for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I work on product development, specifically margarine and shortening, which are palm oil-based ingredients typically used in baking pastries … Continue reading “Food safety is no piece of cake”

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24Jun

Creating a culture of diversity

Diversity is the embodiment of everything that makes us different from one another. These differences can be traced back to our different heritage and upbringing, resulting in different perspectives. Research has shown that diverse teams … Continue reading “Creating a culture of diversity”

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24Jun

Serving the healthcare needs of palm oil communities

Dr. Yossy Ani Pritarini Purba, 48 years old, Riau “I’m the resident doctor at the Sentral Ujung Tanjung Clinic in Siak, Riau. The clinic opens 24 hours every day, tending to the healthcare needs of … Continue reading “Serving the healthcare needs of palm oil communities”

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4Jun

Plantation to mill in 24 hours

At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), all fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) harvested in the plantations are delivered to the mills within 24 hours. Doing so results in a higher yield and quality of crude palm oil (CPO) … Continue reading “Plantation to mill in 24 hours”

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4Jun

Delivering good harvests

Agus Firdaus, Truck Driver, 33 years old, West Kalimantan “When I first started working for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) as a field worker around eight years ago, I never imagined that I would one day be … Continue reading “Delivering good harvests”

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4Jun

Nature vs. nature

Nurhamid, Owl Keeper, 42 years old, Riau “Rats are a large problem in the plantation because not only do they make nests at the base of the oil palms, they attack growing fruit bunches and … Continue reading “Nature vs. nature”

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25May

Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture

Increased climate change and weather volatility; health concerns of the increasingly discerning consumer; food supply shortages; rising sustainability expectations; these are some of the challenges facing agriculture-related businesses such as the palm oil industry. Given … Continue reading “Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture”

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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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