Environment

Environment & Sustainability

Driving Innovation in the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry via IR 4.0

Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) has revolutionized countless industries, merging physical and digital technologies seamlessly, resulting in improved efficiency and productivity

The Importance of Birds in Oil Palm Plantations in Malaysia

With almost six million hectares of land planted with oil palm, the palm oil industry plays a major role in contributing towards Malaysian revenue. In 2018, more than RM 68 billion was generated by the oil palm industry (MPOC Europe, 2020). The industry also supported more than two million people, d...

How Wildlife-Friendly are Oil Palm Plantations in Malaysia?

Being one of the megadiverse countries in the world, Malaysia is rich in biodiversity, from the top of its highest mountains to its deepest seas. However, many of the biodiversity are currently under threat with some already extinct. Many initiatives have been taken by various organizations to prote...

Indirect Land Use Change as a Criterion to Determine Sustainable Biofuel Crop Production

Land is an important resource in agriculture. The cultivation of crops for food, animal feed and biofuel needs land. Similarly, the production of livestock also requires land for the animals to graze. The use of land for agriculture results in land use change (LUC) which can be distinguished as Dire...

Understanding Land Use and Deforestation – Part 1: What is a Forest?

INTRODUCTION The earth has a surface area of 51 billion hectares (ha)1. Seventy one percent of it is covered by water and the remaining 29% is land mass2. Forests cover  4.6 billion ha or 31% of the land mass but they are not equally distributed around the globe3. Land is a natural resource which ha...

6th International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference (Virtual IPOSC 2020 – Module 1), 14-22 September 2020

The International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference 2020 (IPOSC 2020) is MPOC’s biannual conference that highlights current and emerging sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Malaysian palm oil industry. This year, the 6th IPOSC 2020 was organised by MPOC on a virtual platform, compris...

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