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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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11Aug

Sustainability in communities through Participatory Conservation Planning

Regular visitors of this blog know we work closely with local communities and villages to implement sustainability practices and conserve forests. Why is this so? If Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) owns the land or is given … Read More “Sustainability in communities through Participatory Conservation Planning”

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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

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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22May

Preserving orangutan populations with OFI

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has been collaborating with the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) for seven years, to rehabilitate & release wild-born, captive orangutans back to their natural habitat. The partnership is part of our company’s continuous … Read More “Preserving orangutan populations with OFI”

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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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2Apr

Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil

Q. Isn’t palm oil bad for the rainforest? The challenges facing palm oil are shared with many other types of farming in tropical regions – as well as containing some of the best soils and … Read More “Frequently Asked Questions on Palm Oil”

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