Volume 12 | JULY 2011

COVER STORY
Degraded forests need rezoning

FARMERS GATHERING
From high quality rice to aviation fuel
As matters stand, it is probable that no one would doubt the statement of Aburizal Bakrie, the owner of PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantation Tbk (PT BSP Tbk), that the plantation company will continue to exist and become one of Indonesia's biggest agricultural-based firms in the next 100 years.

INDONESIA-PAKISTAN TRADE TALK
Halted
Japanese engineering firm JGC Corporation plans to invest between $200 million to $300 million to develop a coal upgrading plant that can turn low-rank coal into an alternative fuel to petroleum products, said a company executive.

MALAYSIA PALM OIL
Aiming for new record export
Japanese engineering firm JGC Corporation plans to invest between $200 million to $300 million to develop a coal upgrading plant that can turn low-rank coal into an alternative fuel to petroleum products, said a company executive.

PESTICIDES
The paraquat case
There have been many cases of paraquat-caused illnesses reported in agricultural or plantation sites.

COMPANIES
Unilever plans fivefold boost in China, Asia

SUGAR
Supplying seeds for the sugar industry
Sugarcane seed producer PT Kebun Bibit Utama (PT KBU) sees rising demand ahead as the country moves to boost sugar production.

PEOPLE
Anggun and forests
Promoting her latest album while being a green activist can be done together for singer Anggun.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Scientists learn how horseweed shrugs off herbicide


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From high quality rice to aviation fuel As matters stand, it is probable that no one would doubt the statement of Aburizal Bakrie, the owner of PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantation Tbk (PT BSP Tbk), that the plantation company will continue to exist and become one of Indonesia's biggest agricultural-based firms in the next 100 years.

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