Discussing Mycorrhiza, Agincourt Resources Supported the National ESG Seminar

Feb 18, 2024

The implementation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activity standards is a crucial focus for Agincourt Resources. Indeed, in commemoration of National Press Day 2024, Agincourt Resources became one of the supporters of the National ESG Seminar themed “Save Planet Earth through the Application of ESG Principles.” The event was held on February 18, 2024, at the Candi Bentar Hall, Ancol, Jakarta.

The seminar commenced with a presentation by key speaker Agus Justianto from the Directorate General of Sustainable Forest Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (LHK), followed by presentations from four speakers: Yanuar Nugroho, Coordinator of the National SDGs Secretariat Team, Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas; Myrna A. Sa­tri, Deputy for Environment and Natural Resources of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development Authority; Syahrul Fitra, Senior Forest Campaigner at Greenpeace Indonesia; and Prof. Dr. Ir. Nampiah, Permanent Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agricultural Institute, as well as an Expert Consultant for Agincourt Resources.

Prof. Nampiah delivered a 30-minute presentation titled “The Role of Mycorrhiza in Carbon Stock Formation on Land to Reduce the Eects of Global Warming.” According to her, mycorrhiza acts as a crucial link from high-carbon sources below the ground to the food chain occurring above ground and plays a signi­cant role in reducing CO2 in the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis conducted by its host plants.

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“The benefi­ts of mycorrhiza for the reclamation of former mining land and the sustainability of forest ecosystems include enhancing plant growth and production, increasing plant survival and biodiversity, enhancing plant resilience to biotic and abiotic stress, and reducing the need for fertilizers and irrigation,” said Prof. Nampiah. She mentioned several local plants that have been injected with mycorrhiza in the reclamation area of Martabe Gold Mine, such as mahang, simarbaliding, tampu gajah, sanduduk, durian, jottik-jottik, sengon, and waru. At the end of the event, Hendry Ch. Bangun, Chairman of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI), presented awards to all speakers.


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