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6Dec

Innovation and technology improving palm oil smallholders lives

We’ve often pointed out in our blogs that the palm oil industry in Indonesia is actually made up of a large number of smallholder farmers. Any conversation about improving the industry must include making smallholders’ … Read More “Innovation and technology improving palm oil smallholders lives”

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27Oct

Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats

In the second instalment of Postcards from the Field, PT SMART intern and Environmental Science student, Clairie Ng, continues her journey of discovery on a palm oil estate in Riau.  To my delight, the next item … Read More “Postcards from the Field: Owls to catch rats”

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25Oct

Levelling the Playing Field for Independent Farmers

It generally surprises people who are unfamiliar with the Indonesian palm oil industry to learn that is not dominated by a handful of big companies. Instead, some two million smallholders own over 40 percent of … Read More “Levelling the Playing Field for Independent Farmers”

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14Oct

ISPO Certification – What’s in it for Palm Oil Smallholders?

One of the key challenges in the certification of sustainable palm oil is ensuring smallholders are not left out of the picture. Over 40 percent of Indonesia’s palm oil estates is owned by smallholders, yet … Read More “ISPO Certification – What’s in it for Palm Oil Smallholders?”

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10Oct

Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders

In Part One of “Postcards from the Field”, PT SMART intern and Environmental Science student, Clarie Ng, takes a trip to Libo, Riau and meets some  plasma farmers.    My journey begins with a one-and-a-half-hour flight … Read More “Postcards from the Field – an encounter with plasma smallholders”

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27Sep

Working together to support Indonesia’s unsung heroes

Smallholder farmers are the pioneers and backbone of an industry that contributes 15 percent of Indonesia’s GDP.  Even so, only a small percentage of bank lending went to this group in the past, with most … Read More “Working together to support Indonesia’s unsung heroes”

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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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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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26Apr

Creating a Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain: the Next Chapter

GAR is taking another step forward in mapping its supply chain by announcing a time-bound plan to achieve traceability all the way to the plantation – at the end of 2020, we aim to know … Read More “Creating a Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain: the Next Chapter”

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