MPOC CEO: Fact-based Promotion for Palm Oil

Prior to the 9th annual meeting of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil that took place last week in Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Yusof Basiron, CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, published on his blog a prediction that environmental organizations would use the event as an opportunity to further their campaigns against the crop, at the expense of Malaysia, palm oil producers, and the hungry and poor throughout the … Read More

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Palm Oil Seed Profits Providing for Retired Soldiers

Hundreds of thousands of Malaysians have benefitted from the economic prosperity provided by the palm oil industry. From smallholders harvesting their plots of land financed by the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) to workers in oil mills that contribute to a more sustainable and efficient oil mill process through the use of excess steam for rural electrification, the industry has proven to be a model for innovation and economic prosperity. … Read More

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Palm Oil Seed Profits Providing for Retired Soldiers

Hundreds of thousands of Malaysians have benefitted from the economic prosperity provided by the palm oil industry. From smallholders harvesting their plots of land financed by the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) to workers in oil mills that contribute to a more sustainable and efficient oil mill process through the use of excess steam for rural electrification, the industry has proven to be a model for innovation and economic prosperity. … Read More

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FELDA – Exporting Poverty Alleviation to Cambodia

Since its establishment in 1956, the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), the world’s largest plantation operator, has demonstrated tremendous success in economic development and societal advancement for some of the hundreds of thousands of smallholders throughout Malaysia that account for 39% of the country’s palm oil production. Thanks to the development supported by the company, rural communities have benefitted from infrastructure development, schools and medical facilities. Meanwhile, as many as … Read More

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Fact-based Promotion for Palm Oil

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) annual meeting is currently taking place in Sabah. As anticipated, the Western NGOs are going on the offensive to mount their ‘attacks’ on the oil palm industry. As expected, they have tried to insinuate and belittle the industry’s effort to promote the good name of palm oil as a misuse of public funds.   The well orchestrated and funded anti-palm oil campaigns by NGOs … Read More

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