Our framework, approach, and strategy


We have over 50 years of practical experience in the field of sustainable cultivation of lowland, wetland, and flatland situated within the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Flatland can be simply defined as the geographical area composed chiefly of land that varies little in elevation. It is notable for its flatness and lacks appreciable topographic relief. Meanwhile, lowland is considered as an area that is relatively lower than its surrounding and is usually not higher than 200 meters (660 feet). The range of elevation of land in Riau province, where our Sumatran project site is located, is between 2-91 meters above sea level.

Our strategy is to combine the experience that we have in implementing comprehensive water management system that resulted in a sustainable agricultural practice within our plantation, with cutting-edge scientific studies and strategic partnerships. Through the sound scientific knowledge, we aim to make our organization a well-trusted source of information, and through strategic collaboration with relevant external entities, we see the opportunity to leverage significant change

Our approach is adaptive and philanthropic in nature, but very critical and constructive at the same time. The adaptive nature means that we are flexible towards both expected and unexpected changes and are always ready to face new challenges. We are philanthropic in a way that we are willing to provide all resources we have for the greater good. We are dedicated to utilize all available tools to achieve the greatest possible impact, especially one that empowers local communities and conserves wetlands ecological system. We are critical because we work with a sense of urgency and are committed to see problems from multiple perspectives. Our constructive manner motivates us to produce high quality result that can help and encourage our partners and civil society to do the same in their own alley.