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27Jun

Reigniting community interest in farming

We live in a digital era – where computers and gadgets are a big part of our daily lives. Children are exposed to technology from a young age, and that shapes their perception of the … Read More “Reigniting community interest in farming”

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18Mar

Out of the office, into the field

Growing up in a city like Singapore and having no exposure to the agricultural industry previously, I had never imagined the growing of oil palm trees and the harvesting of its fruits to be a … Read More “Out of the office, into the field”

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11Feb

Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series

In addition to accomplishing our mission of revealing how the palm oil industry has improved many people’s lives, my own experience of putting together our Extraordinary Everyday campaign was revealing for me personally. It changed … Read More “Gratitude in simplicity – my valuable experience from the Extraordinary Everyday series”

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23Jan

Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan

The splendour of West Kalimantan’s blue sky that day amazed Anita Dradjat. Along with other Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers from Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food, she tenderly extended her helping hands to the patients who … Read More “Spreading the gift of good eyesight in West Kalimantan”

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20Nov

Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia

This article was originally published on medium.com on 13 November 2018.  In recent years, Indonesia has been making gradual progress in improving the accessibility of education to young children in Indonesia. According to UNESCO, Indonesia’s literacy rate is … Read More “Palm oil is shifting the outlook of education in Indonesia”

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10Oct

Responsible palm oil exists, and is critical to Indonesia’s economy

This article was originally published on medium.com on 8 October 2018. In a recent interview, Oil World Executive Director Thomas Mielke called for major palm oil producers to work together and send the message that palm oil … Read More “Responsible palm oil exists, and is critical to Indonesia’s economy”

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31Aug

Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey

This article was originally published on medium.com on 25 June 2018. When I am asked what is the biggest challenge in implementing sustainable production practice in the palm oil sector my answer is: changing human … Read More “Why people are at the heart of GAR’s (and the palm oil sector’s) sustainability journey”

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21Aug

SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan

Human rights in the workforce is one of the issues frequently associated with the oil palm industry. Although the larger industry players have put in place labour policies and ensure strict protection of human rights … Read More “SMART SPOT on human rights in the workforce held in Medan”

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24Jul

A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR

“NGOs often criticise us but when asked for clarification, often they refuse to give us data. If NGOs were to make the allegations, we hope they can come with the facts, talk to us and … Read More “A glimpse inside the palm oil industry: What I learnt from working at GAR”

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