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April 2013
The fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) are processed immediately to preserve their oil quality. A tricycle is used to transfer the FFBs to a collection point before delivery to oil palm mill.

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March 2013
Oil palm plantation is a labor intensive business; offering thousands of employment opportunities to the poor people in the developing countries

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February 2013
The welfare of plantation workers are cared for in Malaysia. These homes equipped with basic amenities such as electricity, piped water and access roads are provided free for the workers and their families.

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January 2013
Manual pollination is required to produce Dura x Pisifera seeds, the oil palm species commercially planted in Malaysia. Seen here are two workers covering the pollinated ‘female’ Dura flower with a bag.

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December 2012
Palm oil has a wide application in the food industry. One of every 10 food items on the shelf around the world contains palm oil; proving its popularity

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November 2012
Palm oil is an excellent frying oil. It preserves the taste of food and lasts longer when used at high frying temperatures; making it a sought-after oil for food manufacturers around the world.

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October 2012
‘Methane trapping’ from palm oil mill effluent (POME) is becoming a norm in the palm oil industry. The ‘greenhouse’ gas can now be utilized to generate electricity for the mill, thus reducing the industry’s carbon footprint

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September 2012
Under the Transformation Program , Malaysia is committed to utilizing its oil palm biomass, estimated currently at 80 mil tonnes per year (dry weight), for downstream activities. This would generate an additional income of RM 30 billion and 66,000 new jobs by 2020

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August 2012
To preserve oil quality, fresh fruit bunches need to be processed soonest possible after harvesting. Mechanization such as a railway network transports the bunches immediately to palm oil mill

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July 2012
Mechanization such as motor-driven sickle or ‘Cantas’ increases productivity while reducing the number of workers.