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JAKARTA: Indonesian farmer Albertus Wawan hopes a new government regulation means the small plot of land where he grows palm oil trees in a forest reserve on Borneo may be recognised as a legal plantation and eligible to access funding.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) is leveraging the advancements in robotics to develop a machine that can be used to harvest oil palm’s fresh fruit bunches (FFB), which it hopes would be ready to be deployed within the next five years.
As more listed companies take part in agriculture production, the local industry could get an uplift
MALAYSIA registered a deflation in 2020, the first time it saw a decline in general prices in 51 years.
ENVIRONMENTAL scientist Laura Garcia Velez (pic) cut her teeth on projects to help Ethiopian farmers insure crops for drought and connect remote Colombian communities to the electricity grid before working for conservation campaigners WWF.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) is focusing on four priority research areas – yield performance, sustainable development, mechanisation and automation, as well as food safety and nutrition – in an effort to improve the oil palm industry’s efficiency and productivity.
FOR a glimpse of how quickly and unevenly economies are recovering from the pandemic, look no further than the market for shipping raw materials.
Higher CPO prices likely to be offset by lower FFB output
COLOMBO/MUMBAI: Sri Lanka on Monday banned imports of palm oil and new palm plantations, and told producers to uproot existing plantations in a phased manner, in a surprise move that baffled the edible oil industry.