Asian Agri: Sowing the (high-yield) seeds for a sustainable future

Asian Agri: Sowing the (high-yield) seeds for a sustainable future

For its work in improving the economic and social well-being of palm oil smallholders, Asian Agri has been in the media spotlight recently. Three articles in the Jakarta Post covered the work done by the palm oil company, one of the pioneer corporate partners in the Plasma programme. The Plasma programme was an initiative by […]

Apical and Asian Agri to Help Smallholder Farmers in Increasing Yield with New Generation Seedlings

Apical and Asian Agri to Help Smallholder Farmers in Increasing Yield with New Generation Seedlings

President of Apical Group Dato’ Yeo How was at the 2nd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs on 13 May 2015. He was one of four expert panellists invited to speak at the session themed “Commodities outlook: Impact of falling prices”. The session focused on declining global commodity […]

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang discusses Food Security

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang discusses Food Security

RGE Vice-Chairman Bey Soo Khiang recently attended the Tropical Landscapes Summit 2015 on 27 April organised by the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (ORCID). He was among six speakers at the plenary session, themed “The Challenge of Food Security for All”. The discussion, chaired by World Agroforestry Centre Director General Dr Tony […]

Unlocking the Rural Potential in Indonesia

Unlocking the Rural Potential in Indonesia

Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy continues to see growth momentum despite the slowdown in the global economy. The World Bank expects Indonesia’s GDP to expand to 5.2 percent this year, picking up moderately to 5.5 percent in 2016; largely due to private consumption growth remaining relatively stable, increase in fixed investment spending and a gradual […]

Sustaining the Future of Palm Oil

Sustaining the Future of Palm Oil

A common ingredient in many products on supermarket shelves – ranging from food-related to personal care – palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. It holds a market share of 38 percent of the world’s major oil and fats today. With a rising global population and affluence especially in the emerging economies such […]