CONCURRENT PROGRAMME

AGRICULTURE, BIOTECHNOLOGY & SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE (ABS)

SESSION 1: YIELD PERFORMANCE

New R&D findings and knowledge sharing towards improving and optimising oil palmyield through adoption of advanced biotechnology and breeding approaches, managementstrategies in plant protection and good agriculture practices. This session will discuss on theup-to-date upstream management practices towards achieving higher yield and productivityof this golden crop.

SESSION 2: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In keeping a balance between economic growth and sustainable oil palm development, it iscrucial to be aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while minimising theenvironmental impact. To support our commitments towards sustainable developments in oilpalm 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 essentialtools 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 couldincrease efficiency and subsequently improve productivity. The various advanced technologicalinnovations and practices will be discussed in this session.

SESSION 4: OIL PALM FARMERโ€™S EMPOWERMENT

With oil palm cultivation requiring continuous improvement to meet increasing demand, theneed for a sustainable supply system have intensified globally. The Malaysian Sustainable PalmOil (MSPO) certification complements the existing international certifications and ensuresMalaysia meets the stringent market demands of sustainable palm oil, such as ensuring healthyliving, promoting well-being, responsible consumption and production. This session willdeliberate issues of social capitalism influencing sustainable practices among the smallholdersand efforts to empower these farmers.