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January 29, 2014

Fried with Palm Oil

PALM OIL IS BY FAR the most widely used oil for cooking throughout Southeast Asia. The industrial production of palm oil has contributed to the issue […]
March 12, 2014

Transmigration

IN THE MID-1980S AN OFFICIAL transmigration program brought many immigrants to Jambi, mostly from the island of Java. Transmigrant families were given a plot of land […]
April 8, 2014

Burning and Draining Damage

DAMAGE TO THE PEATLAND in Riau Province, according to Haris Gunawan, can be categorized in three types: heavy damage and continuous forest fires, mild damage with […]
February 21, 2018

People of the Forest

THE ORANG RIMBA, also known as People of the Forest, are an ethnic and religious minority indigenous to the Jambi Province forests. Oil palm farming has […]