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1Feb

Palm oil actors in East Kalimantan commit to respecting children rights

Children should not work in palm oil plantations. This has been the premise of a two-year collaboration between GAR, Nestle, the Earthworm Foundation, GAR’s palm oil suppliers and related stakeholders in East Kalimantan. In the … Read More “Palm oil actors in East Kalimantan commit to respecting children rights”

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30Nov

Top 3 myths about palm oil debunked

I work as a social media specialist at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), and it has been just under a year since I stepped into the fascinating world of palm oil. On the one hand, the industry … Read More “Top 3 myths about palm oil debunked”

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9Nov

Palm oil – an essential ingredient to combat world hunger

Global hunger is on the rise, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making things worse. In the midst of this rise in malnutrition, the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions … Read More “Palm oil – an essential ingredient to combat world hunger”

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3Jun

Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19

COVID-19 brings so many changes in our personal and professional life. Recently, I had a chat with Wahyu Wijayanti, a soft spoken lady who is funny, motherly and also has broad knowledge and experience. She … Read More “Keeping sustainably produced palm oil on-track during COVID-19”

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3Jun

Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free

Deforestation trends in Indonesia are changing. Studies show deforestation from large-scale plantations is declining, but deforestation from small-scale agriculture is on the rise. Götz Martin, Head of Sustainability Implementation at GAR, discusses this shift, and … Read More “Video: Transforming landscapes in Indonesia to become deforestation-free”

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5May

Food security and support for communities in times of a global pandemic

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, crowds, long queues and empty shelves in supermarkets highlight natural anxieties about the availability of food in urban communities. Such anxieties are understandable given the threat of disruption … Read More “Food security and support for communities in times of a global pandemic”

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30Apr

Fighting COVID-19 through mask-making

The COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions globally is a virus that attacks the human respiratory system and has claimed tens of thousands of lives. As a company employing over 170,000 employees in Indonesia, Sinar Mas Agribusiness … Read More “Fighting COVID-19 through mask-making”

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27Apr

Maintaining a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people of Jambi

There is a common misconception that with development and indigenous groups, it is always one or the other. You often hear about conflicts and clashes which cause disruptions to work and the way of life … Read More “Maintaining a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people of Jambi”

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23Apr

Adjusting to the new normal by caring for ourselves and others

I was reading a message from a friend who is a teacher. One of her students said to her, “Madam, it’s weird to think that what is happening today will be in the history books. … Read More “Adjusting to the new normal by caring for ourselves and others”

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