“Research-based integration of the upstream palm oil supply chain is very important to ensure a sustainable palm oil business in Indonesia, which is a significant driver of national economic growth,” said IPB rector Arif Satria in a statement on Thursday as quoted by Antara news agency.IPB has conducted research on palm oil with support from the National Research Agency (BRIN), the Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDP-KS) and a number of private parties.“We are committed to improving the quality of palm oil research in Indonesia, either through an interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approach, to increase its impact on sustainability,” Arif said. (rfa)Topics : The Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) is the biggest contributor to global palm oil research according to a recently released report by Netherlands-based scientific research publisher Elsevier, the university has said in a statement.The 2020 Elsevier Research Intelligence on Evidence-Based Policymaking for Indonesia reveals that the IPB has produced a total of 69 scientific papers on palm oil, followed by University of Goettingen (UGOE) in Germany with 42 papers, Putra Malaysia University (UPM) with 35 papers, Malaysia Sabah University (UMS) with 26 papers and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) with 24 papers.IPB has collaborated with UGOE and CIFOR on several research projects that address the Oil Palm Adaptive Landscape and the Global Challenges Research Fund’s Trade, Development and the Environment Hub.
Pictured from left: Adam Flannery, Noah Roberts, Landon Schwering, Alissa Cook, Emily Addison, Skyler Heid, Eric Scoggins and RowlettIndianapolis, In. — A group of Batesville High School students toured the Indiana Statehouse last week courtesy of District 42 Republican state senator Jean Leising. The students from Traci Rowlett’s class visited and learned about the State Senate, House of Representatives and Supreme Court.
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Watford boss Quique Flores is relieved to be facing Mark Hughes the manager not the player on Saturday when his side take on Stoke. Flores witnessed Hughes up close in Spain as he was playing for Valencia when the Welshman joined Barcelona from Manchester United in 1986. The pair go head to head in the Barclays Premier League this weekend as Watford visit Stoke, looking to end the Potters’ three-match winning run. The Hornets sit 15th in the table, four points clear of the relegation places, but Flores insists he is not satisfied with survival. “I am very confident in what I do and what the players are doing every week,” Flores said. “It’s very positive where we are. If we are not in the bottom three and fighting for the higher positions, it’s perfect. “We are not thinking about the bottom three, we are thinking about 10th, 11th, 12th. “Right now we are angry. We are not comfortable. Now we are 15th it is good news but we want more. We are working hard to create something special.” Hughes played only one season at the Nou Camp before returning to England, but the former striker still made a strong impression on Flores with his combative style of play. “He was there for one year at Barcelona. He was stronger than me. He crashed hard into players. I remember that,” Flores said. “He was always keeping the ball with his back to goal. He was a very tough opponent. “But you can’t make such a difference as a manager. Of course Mark Hughes has the respect of the players and the league because he did everything in football. “But fortunately we are not playing against Mark Hughes. It is the players of Watford against the players of Stoke. “Mark and me, we are on the bench so our influences are limited in the match. “I am not surprised the player I saw at Barcelona became a coach.” While Stoke have hit form after a poor opening to the season, Watford’s bright start has turned slightly sour of late, with Flores’ side now winless in three. Press Association