How Asian Agri’s Learning Institute Trains Capable Managers for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

How Asian Agri’s Learning Institute Trains Capable Managers for Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

Throughout Indonesia, oil palm estates need capable and responsible managers to produce the commodity efficiently, responsibly and sustainably. In response to this, leading palm oil producer Asian Agri set up the Asian Agri Learning Institute (AALI) in 2002. Since then, ISO 9000:2008-certified AALI has trained generations upon generations of skilled planters and managers to produce […]

16 Villages Renew Commitment to be Fire-Free, Continue FFVP Partnership with Asian Agri

16 Villages Renew Commitment to be Fire-Free, Continue FFVP Partnership with Asian Agri

As part of Asian Agri’s Fire-Free Village Programme (FFVP), 16 villages in Riau and Jambi, Indonesia have renewed their commitment to not use fire as a land management tool. Launched in 2016, FFVP aims to empower and encourage villages to adopt a zero tolerance to burning as an approach to clear land for agricultural and […]

Second Generation Oil Palm Smallholders Continue to Grow and Succeed with Asian Agri

Second Generation Oil Palm Smallholders Continue to Grow and Succeed with Asian Agri

In the 1990s, Ekoyono’s parents decided to leave their hard life in Ciamis, West Java and opt instead for a new life as oil palm farmers in Pelalawan, Sumatra. His parents enlisted in the Indonesian Government’s Plasma Transmigration Programme (PIR-Trans), a programme that offered Indonesians from rural areas the opportunity to become oil palm farmers […]

Asian Agri Distributes USD 267,000 to 30,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Asian Agri Distributes USD 267,000 to 30,000 Smallholders at Premium Sharing Ceremony

Asian Agri, one of the world’s leading palm oil producers and a longtime partner of Indonesia’s smallholders, distributed USD 267,000 (IDR 3.7 billion) to 12 heads of the Association of Village Unit Cooperatives (KUD), representing over 30,000 farmers in a premium sharing ceremony in Jakarta. Indonesia’s Secretary of the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and […]

RGE 2017 Highlights

RGE 2017 Highlights

2017 was a significant year for the RGE group of companies, as RGE marked its 50th anniversary since Founder and Chairman Sukanto Tanoto started his first business in Medan, Indonesia. The milestone year was marked by various breakthroughs achieved by RGE business groups, in line with the existing Cs (Community, Country, Climate and Company) as […]

Apical Conducts Two-Day Workshop for Stakeholders and Suppliers

Apical Conducts Two-Day Workshop for Stakeholders and Suppliers

Apical Group recently held a two-day workshop in Pekanbaru, Indonesia for its stakeholders and suppliers to learn more about establishing and managing sustainable and traceable palm oil supply chains. Attended by 65 participants – comprising business owners, commercial heads and sustainability specialists from major palm oil companies from Medan and various parts of Riau , the training is part […]

Asian Agri Commits IDR 2.6 Billion to 29,000 Smallholders of Oil Palm Plantations

Asian Agri Commits IDR 2.6 Billion to 29,000 Smallholders of Oil Palm Plantations

Since its founding in 1979, Asian Agri has grown to become one of the world’s leading palm oil producers, managing 100,000 hectares of land comprising 27 sustainably-managed plantations. Integral to its success over the past four decades is its close partnership with the thousands of smallholder farmers, who collectively manage another 60,000 hectares of oil […]

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicks off replanting programme with smallholders and stakeholders

Asian Agri kicked off the oil palm replanting programme with smallholders and government officials in a replanting ceremony on 20 April 2016. 135 members of the Mulus Rahayu Cooperative for smallholders had the honours of being the first palm oil smallholders in the country to receive replanting funds from the Indonesia Government. This was especially significant […]