Since the 1960’s, the palm oil industry has played major role in the industrialisation of Malaysia. Its subsequent strong and steady growth has significantly helped to alleviate poverty in many rural areas of the country with hundreds of thousands of workers and small farmers having their livelihoods greatly improved. Yet, it has the responsibility to […]

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Criticism on palm oil and deforestation is unfair and inaccurate. Palm oil occupies only 0.1% of the world’s total land area (15.6 million ha), while the livestock industry uses 31% (4.7 billion ha). Malaysia has also a strong record in environment protection, and committed internationally to maintain 50% of its land under forest cover. As […]

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A new project has been recently launched in Sabah focusing on plantations and the natural environment, which will ensure that both the social development needs of the local people, and the environmental protection for the forests, will be secured. This is another great example of Malaysian palm oil community leading on environment conservation and economic […]

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