AGRICULTURE, BIOTECHNOLOGY & SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE (ABS)
|SESSION 1: YIELD PERFORMANCE
New R&D findings and knowledge sharing towards improving and optimising oil palm yield through adoption of advanced biotechnology and breeding approaches, management strategies in plant protection and good agriculture practices. This session will discuss on the up-to-date upstream management practices towards achieving higher yield and productivity of this golden crop.
|SESSION 2: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
In keeping a balance between economic growth and sustainable oil palm development, it is crucial to be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while minimising the environmental impact. To support our commitments towards sustainable developments in oil palm cultivation, this session will highlight current issues on the environment, climate change, biodiversity and conservation in developing sustainable and green palm oil.
SESSION 3: MECHANISATION AND AUTOMATION IN OIL PALM PLANTATION
Agriculture Revolution 4.0 components and other technologies have emerged as essential tools for modern agriculture. These technologies help to overcome challenges in the industry, especially on the scarcity of the workforce. Enhancing the work system in the field could increase efficiency and subsequently improve productivity. The various advanced technological innovations and practices will be discussed in this session.
|SESSION 4: OIL PALM FARMER’S EMPOWERMENT
With oil palm cultivation requiring continuous improvement to meet increasing demand, the need for a sustainable supply system have intensified globally. The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification complements the existing international certifications and ensures Malaysia meets the stringent market demands of sustainable palm oil, such as ensuring healthy living, promoting well-being, responsible consumption and production. This session will deliberate issues of social capitalism influencing sustainable practices among the smallholders and efforts to empower these farmers.