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Asian Agri and Smallholders Farmers – A Mutually Beneficial Cooperation

As Chairman of the Village Cooperative (Koperasi Unit Desa/KUD) Phirawa Bhakti Desa Buana Bakti, Kerinci Kanan District, Regency of Siak, Riau, Sunarto always advises his fellow farmers to work hard and work smart. “All issues or problems must be brought to the Village Cooperatives. Farmers discuss about the constraints and problems they face with Village Cooperatives who will help them to find solutions,” said Sunarto.

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Asia Symbol’s Outreach to the Elderly

Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp Paper Co., Ltd’s Volunteer Association, together with Rizhao Economic-Technological Development Area’s Publicity Department jointly organized an outreach to the elderly living in the Rizhao Development Area on Chong Yang Festival. Chong Yang Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, hence it is also known as the Double Ninth Festival. Since nine is the highest odd digit, having two of them together signifies longevity in Chinese culture. Therefore, the ninth day of the ninth month has become a special day for people to pay their respects to the elderly and a day for the elderly to enjoy themselves. It has also been declared China's Day for the Elderly.

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PT RAPP in Forest and Land Fires Management Initiative

Four villages that are usually besieged by forest and land fires are now participating in a pilot project on forest and land fires management in the regency of Pelalawan in Riau province, Indonesia. These four villages have been selected to participate in the Village Fire Prevention Incentive Programme by PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), a company in Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), which is part of the RGE Group owned by Indonesian entrepreneur Sukanto Tanoto.

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Asia Symbol - sustainable development in the pulp and paper industry in China

In the face of a sluggish world economy, an imbalance between demand and supply, and the need for ecological and environmental protection, pulp and paper makers in China are going through challenging times.

Huang Wenhai, General Manager of Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., tells the reporter from China Green Times on 18 Sep 2014 that “when great waves sweep across the sand, what is left behind wins.” What is Mr. Huang’s answer to what needs to be done in order for a company to still stand strong after the turbulence subsides?

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Sukanto Tanoto Website

Sukanto Tanoto is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), which manages a global group of companies in resources manufacturing. Tanoto is also the co-founder of Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy that aims to improve lives by alleviating poverty.