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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

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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25May

Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture

Increased climate change and weather volatility; health concerns of the increasingly discerning consumer; food supply shortages; rising sustainability expectations; these are some of the challenges facing agriculture-related businesses such as the palm oil industry. Given … Read More “Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture”

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14May

How oil palm is grown

At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), we grow around 10 million tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) on more than 480,000 hectares of land every year. Getting the first phase of planting and growing a palm oil … Read More “How oil palm is grown”

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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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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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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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