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Tag: Partnership

6Dec

Innovation and technology improving smallholders lives

We’ve often pointed out in our blogs that the palm oil industry in Indonesia is actually made up of a large number of smallholder farmers. Any conversation about improving the industry must include making smallholders’ … Continue reading “Innovation and technology improving smallholders lives”

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25Oct

Levelling the playing field for independent farmers

It generally surprises people who are unfamiliar with the Indonesian palm oil industry to learn that it is not dominated by a handful of big companies. Instead, some two million smallholders own over 40 percent … Continue reading “Levelling the playing field for independent farmers”

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10Oct

Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders

In Part One of “Postcards from the Field”, GAR intern and Environmental Science student, Clarie Ng, takes a trip to Libo, Riau and meets some  plasma farmers.    My journey begins with a one-and-a-half-hour flight … Continue reading “Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders”

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30Sep

In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain

Greenpeace released a report entitled “A Deadly Trade-Off”. It delved into the various alleged misdemeanours of the IOI group and its supply chain, claiming that nothing is being done about third party suppliers who continue … Continue reading “In the trenches with our suppliers to create a sustainable supply chain”

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5Sep

Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships are absolutely key for GAR to move forward on our sustainability journey. You can read all about this in our latest Sustainability Report 2015 which is based on the theme “Initiate, Collaborate, Innovate – … Continue reading “Partnerships to advance sustainable palm oil – how the GAR Social and Environmental Policy aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals”

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30Jun

Video : Mapping our supply chain – a palm oil FFB broker’s experience

Meet Pak Jondris Pakpahan, a palm oil Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) broker from Kandis Village, in central Sumatra. He collects and buys FFB from many different palm oil farmers which he then sells to the … Continue reading “Video : Mapping our supply chain – a palm oil FFB broker’s experience”

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6Jun

Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience

Smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent of all palm oil estates in Indonesia. The average yield for an independent smallholder is between two and three tons of fruit per hectare of planted oil palm per … Continue reading “Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience”

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2Jun

Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

This year’s World Environment Day (WED) falls on the 5th of June. WED is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each WED is … Continue reading “Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)”

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20May

Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry

In his keynote speech during the supplier workshop organized by GAR in March 2016, Bayu Krisnamurthi President Director of Indonesia Estate-Crop Fund for Palm Oil (BPDP Sawit) called on suppliers to be catalysts in transforming … Continue reading “Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry”

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