AT LEAST 25 Indonesian diplomats were briefed on oil palm by visiting oil palm plantations directly. They witnessed palm oil related activities start from tree care, harvesting, integrated pest management to providing superior oil palm seed, Topaz, managed by private company Asian Agri, in Artificial, Siak, Riau. The event which held on Friday (11/5/2018) is the result of cooperation of The Indonesian Oil Palm Estate Fund (BPDPKS) collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The participants are delegation from schools, staff and leaders of foreign affair (Sesparlu) Kemenlu. To understand the efforts made by Asian Agri in supporting environmental sustainability and providing environmental friendly renewable energy, the Indonesian Diplomats are also invited to see the processing of palm oil (pome) waste at Biogas Power Plant (PLTBg) located near the oil factory. The Indonesian Diplomats were also present to visit the rejuvenated Asian Agri partner plasma farmer`s garden in April 2016 and made a conversation with representatives of smallholders and self-help farmers. `Through this experience we hope the participants can become agents of development and agent of information, in order to promote national palm oil management sustainably,` said Asian Agri Corporate Affairs Director M Fadhil Hasan. For information, Asian Agri is a national private company that produces crude palm oil (CPO) since 1979. Till now, Asian Agri manages 100 thousand hectares of oil palm plantation and employs 25,000 people. As a pioneer of the Government of Indonesia`s Transmigration Peatland (PIR-Trans) program, Asian Agri has partnered with 30 thousand plasma farmers in Riau and Jambi who manage 60 thousand hectares of oil palm plantations, and foster partnerships with self-help farmers to bring positive impacts on prosperity and economic improvement of farmers.