Level Growth generates strategic solutions supporting best environmental practices, corporate financial efficiency, workers rights, and sustainability goals.
Harvesting of oil palm manually performed. Trees that are cultivated to have lower height for longer time provide greater yield, less environmental waste, and more stable farm production.
Fruit bunches are harvested on a rolling schedule on farms that range from 100's to 10-20,000 Ha. Then transported to mills for processing.
Dried organic material from the harvested bunches previously processed are used in high efficiency ovens to generate heat and water for the steam process.
Mills are inspected by Level Growth staff and NGO auditors for compliance in order to remain compliant with certification criteria, including conservation of resources, waste management, and adherence to local, national, and international standards for employee pay, rights, and treatment.
The future of agro crop management and sustainability depends on research and efficient practical application of knowledge on
- soil management,
- fertilizer application,
- genetic sourcing,
- methane and greenhouse gas management (including capture, reducing emissions and providing additional source for revenue),
- social management of personnel (training, housing, pay structure, and education), and
- management of natural resources including clean water availability to employees.
- Maintaining efficiencies in operations while attracting and developing a better equipped, healthy well-educated workforce attracts further investment. Worker education leads to growth, increased revenue, and employee financial stability, further stabilizing the corporate structure and prosperity.
Below are examples of Level Growth working with farms to implement best practices in agriculture.
Best practice requires continuous management of water resources. Any farms that are on, adjacent to, or near peat lands are carefully monitored to prevent exposure of peat to air at ground level, dramatically reducing green house gasses, and aptimally m,anaging water for tree growth.
Fruit bunches are trasported to mills for processing in trucks. Trucks are then cleaned with grey water managed to not enter waterways that provide drinking water to villages.
Fruit bunches enter state of the art mills for processing.
Dried processes bunches (seen left) are used to generate steam for future processing.
Process starts with steam treatment to release the bunches. Bunches are placed by automation in large stream drums and then removed by conveyer for extraction.
Palm oil product from initial harvesting processing.