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24Jun

Standing prepared to tackle forest fires through community outreach, technology and trained personnel

Forest fires have become a perennial phenomenon in Indonesia. Last year’s fires, which were the worst in 20 years, incurred huge losses for the Indonesian economy – the World Bank says that the economic cost … Read More “Standing prepared to tackle forest fires through community outreach, technology and trained personnel”

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6Jun

Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience

Smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent of all palm oil estates in Indonesia. The average yield for an independent smallholder is between two and three tons of fruit per hectare of planted oil palm per … Read More “Vlog : Boosting smallholder yields – a farmer’s experience”

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2Jun

Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)

This year’s World Environment Day (WED) falls on the 5th of June. WED is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Each WED is … Read More “Continuing GAR’s sustainability journey with the GAR Social and Environmental Policy (GSEP)”

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31May

Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia

Reaching out and working with a wide group of stakeholders is crucial when tackling the thorny problem of forest fires in Indonesia. GAR’s Desa Siaga Api programme aims to do that by collaborating with everyone … Read More “Desa Siaga Api: Collaborating with indigenous peoples to prevent forest fires in Indonesia”

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26May

Peat fires are a primary cause of the haze which last year blanketed huge areas of Indonesia as well as neighbouring countries, Singapore and Malaysia. Preventing forest fires and haze in Indonesia requires a multi-faceted … Read More “Preventing Indonesian forest fires in the long term: an update on PT SMART’s Peat Eco-system Rehabilitation Project in West Kalimantan”

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23May

Vlog : Smallholder Farmers and Innovative Financing

Indonesian smallholder farmers manage over 40 percent or 4.5 million hectares of palm oil estates in the country. More than half are managed by independent smallholders with the remainder run by plasma smallholders where growers … Read More “Vlog : Smallholder Farmers and Innovative Financing”

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20May

How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms

In our continuing series on GAR’s long-term forest fire prevention initiative – Desa Siaga Api, we take a look at how a variety of tactical approaches are being implemented on the ground through our collaboration … Read More “How to prevent forest fires in Indonesia in the long-run – Desa Siaga Api in the classrooms”

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20May

Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry

In his keynote speech during the supplier workshop organized by PT SMART in March 2016, Bayu Krisnamurthi President Director of Indonesia Estate-Crop Fund for Palm Oil (BPDP Sawit) called on suppliers to be catalysts in transforming … Read More “Suppliers an Important Key in the Journey to Transform Indonesian Palm Oil Industry”

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3May

Desa Siaga Api: Finding long-term solutions for forest fires in Indonesia

With the memory of the worst haze season in 20 years still fresh in everyone’s minds, GAR has been focusing on long-term workable solutions to tackle forest fires in Indonesia. To do this effectively involves … Read More “Desa Siaga Api: Finding long-term solutions for forest fires in Indonesia”

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