TS193: Land Suitability Evaluation and Management for Oil Palm Plantations

Malaysia’s primary plantation crop, covering about 5.87 million hectares in 2020, generates around18.3% of world palm oil production and exports 17.37 million tonnes of oil, accounting for approximately 34.3% of total palm oil commerce (Parveez et al., 2021).Malaysia’s palm oil sector continues to provide a substantial contribution to the country’s economic development and foreign currency gains as the world’s second-largest producer and exporter of palm oil and palm oil derivatives. The oil palm industry is facing issues to enhance productivity in an era when fertile land is limited and most oil palm businesses rely on labour.

Main Researcher: Nordiana Abdul Aziz
E-mail: nordiana@mpob.gov.my