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23Sep

Celebrating our employees’ resilience as GAR turns 25

We are living in an unprecedented time in history. As Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) turns 25, everyone around the world is still grappling with the ongoing global pandemic and it continues to have a profound effect … Read More “Celebrating our employees’ resilience as GAR turns 25”

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16Sep

The science behind a sustainable agribusiness

Palm oil is found in many products, from cookies and bread to lipsticks and soaps. The presence of this controversial product in many everyday products is believed to negatively affect our health and the environment. … Read More “The science behind a sustainable agribusiness”

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31Aug

What is biofuel? Definition & pros and cons

Biofuel, also referred to as biomass, is energy converted from organic matter from plants or animals. The two most commonly used types of biofuel are ethanol and biodiesel. Ethanol is made from plant materials. A … Read More “What is biofuel? Definition & pros and cons”

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19Aug

In Photos: Releasing orangutans back to the forest

Orangutans are extraordinary and endangered. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) works on orangutan conservation with our long-term partner Orangutan Foundation International (OFI). Over the last decade, we have supported the rehabilitation and release of more than a … Read More “In Photos: Releasing orangutans back to the forest”

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7Jul

A Sustainability Report with some very special employee contributions

It’s that time of the year again when I heave a sigh of relief as the Sustainability Report (SR) is put to bed and published. Normally, the SR contains a plethora of data and updates … Read More “A Sustainability Report with some very special employee contributions”

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7Jun

In photos: Fresh fruit bunch (FFB) transportation in peatlands

Did you know that in palm oil processing, transportation is one the most important aspects to manage? Delays in the admission of FFBs to a palm oil mill will affect the quality of oil produced. … Read More “In photos: Fresh fruit bunch (FFB) transportation in peatlands”

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4Jun

Encouraging communities to fight forest and land fires through Indonesian music

Who doesn’t enjoy music? You may remember Bintang Kecil’ (the Indonesian version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars, my favourite childhood lullaby) sung by mothers. For me, it was more than 25 years ago, yet I … Read More “Encouraging communities to fight forest and land fires through Indonesian music”

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4May

How it works: Oil palm trees replanting programme

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has been at the forefront of Indonesia’s Smallholders Replanting Programme (PSR), which replaces old, unproductive oil palm trees with new ones. Sounds straightforward? Well, not quite. The planting is the easy part … Read More “How it works: Oil palm trees replanting programme”

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8Apr

Ensuring Free, Prior, Informed, Consent processes in replanting

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is at the forefront of Indonesia’s nationwide initiative to replant ageing oil palm trees. But, implementing the Smallholders Replanting Programme is so much more than just providing the farmers better seeds. It … Read More “Ensuring Free, Prior, Informed, Consent processes in replanting”

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