The Orang-utan

The Sabah and Sarawak State governments have identified a number of forest areas known to contain higher populations of orang-utans as wildlife sanctuaries, national parks or forest preserves. Ulu Segama – Malua Forest Reserve in Sabah, spanning over 0.236 million hectare, has been shown to…

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Economic Contribution

The Malaysian palm oil industry is significant contributor to Malaysia’s overall economy, providing both employment and income from exports. In 2011, the sector was the fourth largest contributor to Malaysia’s economy, accounting for RM 53 billion (USD 16.8 billion) of Malaysia’s Gross National Income (GNI)….

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The Sustainable Oil

Land Use Policy Malaysia observes strict regulations governing expansion of oil palms, with agriculture expansion limited to land zoned for agriculture. 23.95 percent of Malaysia’s land bank is zoned for agriculture development. In contrast, more than 55 percent of Malaysia’s land is identified for permanent…

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Small Farmers

Malaysia’s small farmers are a robust and diverse group of individuals contributing to Malaysia’s national prosperity and cultural identity.  With almost 40 per cent of the oil palms cultivated by small farmers, Malaysia’s 300,000 + small farmers cultivating plantations between 4 and 40 hectares in…

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