Australian Government Aid Funding Anti-Palm Oil Activists

“End political use of Aid money” says Australian Institute of Public Affairs

Following the recent publication of a report exposing taxpayer funding of Western environmental NGOs (WENGOs) by Italian think tank Libertiamo, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has conducted its own research into the use of Australia’s aid budget.

IPA’s report finds that Australian aid dollars are also funding activities and political campaigns – waged by WENGOs and other … Read More


UN’s IFAD Endorses Small Farmer Cultivation in Lead Up to Rio+20

IFAD’s President says small farmers and agricultural development are key to poverty reduction and food security.

Shortly after MPOC CEO Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron praised small farmers for their role and enduring importance in economic and social development, Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), echoed his message in The Guardian. Mr. Nwanze discussed the need to support smallholder farmers, underscoring … Read More


It is Time We Liberians Realize the Real Benefits of Oil Palm

It is my greatest hope and aspiration that we Liberians start to appreciate the crop seed: “OIL PALM” which PALM OIL is produced from, and together start learning techniques in planting, handling and caring for the crop.


Palm oil is now the most sought after edible oil in the world. The growing demand of palm oil around the world is more than just for cooking oil. It is the … Read More


Small Farmers Launch New Online Platform to Tell Their Story

The debate over oil palm cultivation and development has considered the crop in isolation, dehumanizing a crop that has fed and provided employment to millions. But much as corn growers in Iowa in the United States, and rapeseed farmers in France, oil palm cultivation has provided invaluable benefits to people throughout the world and history. Among those important benefits, such as the superior land efficiency of oil palms and the … Read More


Industry Efforts to Promote Palm Oil Stifled; Endangers Job Creation and Poverty Efforts

PETALING JAYA, July 8 The Belgian volunteer advertising arbiter, the Juridique Ethique Publicitaire (JEP), joined in the global campaign against palm oil with their decision against online advertisements by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). This decision is yet another unprecedented effort by Europe to ensure Malaysia cannot promote palm oil and stifle speech and debate about the palm oil industry. Siding with Western environmental organizations against smallholders in Malaysia … Read More


Italian Think Tank Discredits EU-Funded NGO Campaigns

The uphill struggle of the Malaysian palm oil sector against EU-funded NGO campaigns continues to grab headlines. On Sunday, The Star Online spoke of trade wars that are being waged in various forms against an industry that contributes over RM 50 billion to Malaysia’s GNI.

The article cited a newreport by Italian think tank LibertiamoTaxpayer Funding, NGO Collusion and Manufactured Crises. The authors of the report found … Read More


Malaysian Small Farmers – Source of Inspiration and Prosperity

Small farmers throughout the developed world, from the United States to France to Australia, have always played an integral role in the identity of their respective countries. After all, the source of one’s sustenance is a stronger reflection of a country’s society than even blood. Food production has historically originated from the small producer, and it is in their homes that culinary traditions and cultural pastimes originate. In the United … Read More


The Incredible Health Benefits of Palm Oil Discovered Through International Research

A recent article in Time Magazine reported that the promise of tocotrienols in the fight against cancer and the prevention of strokes is gathering force worldwide and that palm oil – rich in this form of vitamin E – finds itself at the forefront of research in this field.

Time Magazine reports that Pramod Khosla, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at Wayne State University in Detroit, says … Read More