Minister: Govt has adopted policies to ensure sustainable oil palm cultivation

“We also banned the conversion of forest reserved areas for oil palm cultivation and also pledged to make the oil palm plantation maps available for public access, ” Teresa Kok(pic) said at the 39th Palm Oil Familiarisation Programme (POFP), here yesterday.

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has adopted several key policies to ensure sustainable oil palm cultivation, including capping the total of oil palm cultivated area to 6.5 million hectares, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (pic).

The policies also included stopping the planting of oil palm in peat land areas and strengthening regulations concerning existing oil palm cultivation on peat land, she said.

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