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Year: 2017

23Jun

Building the next generation of leaders for Indonesia’s sustainable palm oil industry

The palm oil industry has contributed enormously to Indonesia’s economic growth.  According to research by the Palm Oil Agribusiness Strategic Policy Institute (PASPI), in 2016 alone, crude palm oil (CPO)  production in Indonesia reached 31.5 … Read More “Building the next generation of leaders for Indonesia’s sustainable palm oil industry”

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8Jun

Providing affordable cooking oil through vibrant Bazaar Minyak Goreng

Ramadhan is a season that is anticipated by many Indonesians as it is commonly believed to be a month of blessing and a chance for individuals to be better versions of themselves. During this period, … Read More “Providing affordable cooking oil through vibrant Bazaar Minyak Goreng”

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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 … Read More “Delivering good harvests”

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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) … Read More “Plantation to mill in 24 hours”

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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 … Read More “Nature vs. nature”

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4Jun

Farming for families

Yatimin, Farmer, 48 years old, West Kalimantan   “I have been farming my whole life. This land has fed my community and my family for decades. My five children and 11 grandchildren get nourishment from … Read More “Farming for families”

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2Jun

Breaking down biomass

Biofuels are gaining popularity as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels as they release fewer greenhouse gases. Featured on CNBC as a two-part documentary, the video highlights SMART’s research facility, SMARTRI and its continuous efforts … Read More “Breaking down biomass”

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2Jun

Sound performance

SMART recorded a positive performance in Q1-2017. With an increase of 16% net profit, amounting to IDR9.21 trillion. This increase is  aligned with the increase of CPO price in the international market.

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2Jun

Cultivating new palm oil seedlings for better yield

SMART has announced cultivation of a palm planting material which will enable the company to increase oil yields to the highest level in the industry. The materials – Eka 1 and Eka 2 – were … Read More “Cultivating new palm oil seedlings for better yield”

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