SMART Research Institute (SMARTRI)
Our sustainability policy also centres on the need to improve yields and productivity. The SMART Research Institute (SMARTRI) which employs scientists and agronomists plays a leading role in this. We share the benefits of the latest technological and agronomical developments with our plasma smallholders as well as independent smallholders enrolled in the Innovative Financing Scheme.
Using technology and R&D to improve yields and agricultural practices is one of the core tenets of our sustainability policy. GAR launched its Yield Improvement Policy in 2012 which has now been integrated into the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP). By improving productivity and yields, GAR can produce more palm oil using less land. GAR can also share this expertise with others in the industry, especially smallholders.