Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tokyo, Japan -- Bridgestone Corp. Wednesday announced that it has entered into an agreement with the World Agroforestry Centre in which the parties will provide small-scale farmers in Indonesia information and guidance on best practices in connection with the cultivation of rubber trees. The parties will also conduct joint research intended to help stabilize the region's agricultural rubber industry into the future. The agreement, which was signed on April 29 at the Centre's regional headquarters for Southeast Asia in Bogor, approximately 50 km south of Jakarta, was accompanied by a donation of 2 million yen to the World Agroforestry Centre from Bridgestone. Bridgestone's subsidiary in Sumatra, P.T. Bridgestone Sumatra Rubber Estate, will work with Centre representatives in connection with these initiatives.
(Source: Rubber World)