Oil palm has closest resemblance to forest than other major oil crops

What is a forest?  It may surprise you to know that there are more than 800 definitions for ‘forests and wooded areas’ in the world, according to a...

Palm Oil Biofuel: Its Sustainability, Direct and Indirect Land Use Effects

Fossil fuel usage is a leading cause of GHG emission. Its replacement by biofuels is, thus, expected to result in benefits to the environment in terms...

Oil Palm Cannot Be the Main Driver of Deforestation

The often heard statement that 'oil palm cultivation is the main cause of deforestation' cannot be true. In reality, cultivation of oil palm to feed t...

A smallholder dilemma: Finding the balance between conservation and family deman...

Being a working mum has its challenges anywhere in the world. The delicate act of balancing work and family demands is something many women struggle w...

Newly Passed Forest Bill 2015 Reinforces MPOC’s Conservation Efforts in Sarawak

The Sarawak Government recently passed its Forest Bill 2015, which was tabled on 22 April 2015. This new legislation addresses illegal deforestation a...

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil

In the Tripa forest in Indonesia's Aceh province, the rare Sumatran orangutans were dying. Flames devoured the trees, smoke filled the air and the red...

Palm Oil: Good or Bad?

All around the world, palm oil consumption is increasing. However, it is a highly controversial food. On one hand, it’s reported to provide several he...

Uncertainty Prevails On What Really Constitutes High Carbon Stocks For Land That...

Forests form about 30% of the world's land area. They carry out very important ecological functions in the world, one of which is to remove carbon dio...

Correcting the Misquotes about Palm Oil from Slow Food

There are many organizations which are established either nationally or internationally aimed at highlighting the importance of food and nutrition. On...

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

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 main...

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