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Tag: Extraordinary Everyday

4Jun

Nature vs. nature

Nurhamid, Owl Keeper, 42 years old, Riau   “Rats are a large problem in the plantation because not only do they make nests at the base of the oil palms, they attack growing fruit bunches … Read More “Nature vs. nature”

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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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14May

Engineering a sustainable future

Novianti Mandasari, Environmental Engineer, 25 years old, Riau   “Almost 70 percent of oil palm fresh fruit bunches becomes waste once crude palm oil (CPO) is extracted. We are referring to waste such as fibres … Read More “Engineering a sustainable future”

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14May

Working towards bumper harvests sustainably

Budin Nur Nasution, Farmer Trainer, 46 years old, Kampar “Whenever there’s a question about new farming methods, everyone says, “Ask Budin!” As a farmer trainer with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I’m usually the first to learn … Read More “Working towards bumper harvests sustainably”

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23Apr

Timing is everything when it comes to harvesting

Suranto, Harvester, 23 years old, West Kalimantan “The trees only bear fruit about three to four years after planting. When individual fruits start falling off the main fresh fruit bunch (FFB), it means it is … Read More “Timing is everything when it comes to harvesting”

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21Apr

Accessing nutrition

Erman Muhammad Ali, Shopkeeper at Rumbai Market, 48 years old, Riau   While Indonesia produces enough food to meet the needs of its 250 million people, access and distribution vary greatly. Half the population lives … Read More “Accessing nutrition”

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21Apr

Refining a challenging environment

Ketut Suyadnya, Refinery Operations Manager, 40 years old, Marunda “I manage operations at SMART Marunda, which is one of eight refineries owned by Golden Agri-Resources in Indonesia. What we do is refine crude palm oil … Read More “Refining a challenging environment”

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2Apr

Sailing the Seas

Roni Sutanto, Captain, 41 years old, Marunda Waters “I knew sailing was in my blood. I graduated from the Maritime Nusantara Academy in my hometown in Central Java and have been sailing with Golden-Agri Resources … Read More “Sailing the Seas”

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2Apr

Why Extraordinary Everyday

Shining a light on the extraordinary, everyday lives of the people transforming palm oil Palm oil is perhaps the world’s most misunderstood ingredient and food crop. It is an essential part of an enormous range … Read More “Why Extraordinary Everyday”

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