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Human-Wildlife Conflict Workshop 2019 – Identifying and Addressing the Issues in Mitigating Human-Elephant Conflicts

Prepared by: Michael Ng, Assistant Manager, Science & Environment Division MPOC recently organized a workshop on Human-Wildlife Conflict from 13-14 November 2019 at Borneo Royale Hotel, Tawau, Sabah. With the theme ‘Identifying and Addressing the Issues in Mitigating Human-Elephant Conflicts’, t...

Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Seminar

Dr Ruslan Abdullah, Science and Environment Director of MPOC (third from the left) with panel speakers at “Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Seminar” organized by MPOC and co-organized by Monash University Malaysia. Addressing Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Kuala Lumpur: “The Malaysia...

All About Palm – Knowledge Sharing Session With Multimedia University, Cyberjaya 2019

Author: Michael Ng, Assistant Manager, Science and Environment Division A seminar was recently organised by the Multimedia University’s Faculty of Creative Multimedia on 17 July 2019 for MPOC to engage its students on the various aspects of Malaysian palm oil. This was facilitated through MMU’s Know...

International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (IPOSC 2018) Report

The 5th International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (IPOSC 2018) was recently held from 19-20 September 2018 at the Shangri-la’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu. It was officiated by YB Puan Teresa Kok, Minister of Primary Industries, Malaysia and drew a crowd of almost 300 particip...

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Malaysian Peat Soils are Different from Temperate Peat Soils and Have Lower Co2 Emissions

Peat soils in their natural state are wet with very high water table near to the soil surface. They are also soft as they are organic (made up of mainly rotting plant materials) in nature. Thus, peat soils are also known as organic soils.  Since peat soils are organic in nature, the bulk density is ...