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Petani Swadaya

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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2May

RBF 2018: Helping smallholders in order to achieve zero hunger SDG

This speech was first presented by Franky Widjaja, Chairman and CEO, Golden Agri-Resources, at RBF 2018 in Jakarta, on 27 March 2018 and has been modified slightly to fit the blog. The theme of Responsible … Read More “RBF 2018: Helping smallholders in order to achieve zero hunger SDG”

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6Mar

Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain

In today’s interconnected world, companies are judged not just on their performance but are expected to bear responsibility for their supply chain. It is not enough for a company to show that it is operating … Read More “Beyond Traceability to the Plantation: A Responsible Palm Oil Supply Chain”

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25Jan

Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event

On 7 December 2017, Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food held its third annual SMART SEED (Social and Environmental Excellence Development) themed “Ensuring Traceability and Responsible Employment in Palm Oil Industry, in Pullman Jakarta. Aimed at … Read More “Ensuring traceability and responsible employment with suppliers at SMART SEED event”

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3Nov

Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?

Our fire-free programme, Desa Makmur Peduli Api (previously known as Desa Siaga Api) works with communities and indigenous groups living in fire-prone areas to minimise incidences of forest fires and haze through both short and long-term measures. Our … Read More “Video: How does our Desa Makmur Peduli Api programme help communities?”

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7Aug

Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan

Land clearing using fire by independent farmers and individuals is still prevalent in many parts of Kalimantan. In order to reduce the number and intensity of fires in the areas in which we operate, Golden … Read More “Desa Makmur Peduli Api: Fire-free programme bears fruit in Kalimantan”

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24Jul

Video: A partnership with SNV to provide support to palm oil smallholders

GAR/SMART have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with non-governmental organisation (NGO) SNV Netherlands Development, to work together to help palm oil smallholders increase their field productivity and income, and apply for sustainable palm oil … Read More “Video: A partnership with SNV to provide support to palm oil smallholders”

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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

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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