Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation: Harnessing Transformative Strength of Education to Improve Lives

Tanoto Foundation Global CEO Dr Jean Satrijo Tanudjojo spoke at the International Forum on Reform and Opening Up and Poverty Reduction in China on 2 Nov 2018, sharing the Foundation’s many philanthropic efforts in Indonesia and China. The two-day International Forum was hosted by the Chinese government and World Bank Group, and is in conjunction […]

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 […]

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

With APRIL’s Support, Sialang Honey Farmers Taste Sweet Success

Tall and slippery, Sialang trees (Koompassia excelsa) can grow up to 88 meters (289 ft) in height. Endemic to lowland tropical forests in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, their slippery trunks attract giant honey bees (Apis dorsata) who hang their huge combs from the branches that tower over the forest canopy. While local farmers […]

Apical Releases Second Sustainability Report, Strengthens Partnerships with Suppliers and Stakeholders

Apical Releases Second Sustainability Report, Strengthens Partnerships with Suppliers and Stakeholders

Apical Group, one of Indonesia’s largest exporters of palm oil, released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting its efforts to work with its network of stakeholders to innovate, develop collective understanding, harness synergies and accelerate progress. The company’s second sustainability report, written using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, demonstrates how its Anchor Programmes such as […]

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: The Joy of Giving Back

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: The Joy of Giving Back

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Fena, a Year 4 NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine student, Tanoto Scholar and third-time Project Sukacita participant. During my first Project Sukacita trip in 2016, I was the sole (and clueless!) Year 2 medical student who despite fumbling through my child developmental assessments, unexpectedly made new […]

[Guest Blog] Reflections on Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: Empowerment & Gratitude

[Guest Blog] Reflections on Tanoto Foundation Scholars’ Project Sukacita: Empowerment & Gratitude

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Desiree Tay, a Year 2 NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine student and a first-time Project Sukacita participant. When I first received the Tanoto Foundation Scholarship, I did not expect to find myself on a plane to Pangkalan Kerinci, Indonesia, some eight months later. As a new […]

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholar from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Reflects on Project Sukacita 2018

[Guest Blog] Tanoto Foundation Scholar from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Reflects on Project Sukacita 2018

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Shannon Lee, a Year 3 Medical Student at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. A Tanoto Foundation scholar, Shannon served as the leader of the 42-man team of volunteers for Project Sukacita 2018. “Sukacita” – an Indonesian word which means “joy”, was started six years ago […]

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 […]