Addressing labour shortage in the Oil Palm Industry

Palm INNOV believes that 5 simple defense lines can be built around the palm oil industry to protect it from the current crippling labor shortage depicted in the attached article, a shortage further compounded by COVID. (https://www.theborneopost.com/2021/07/11/palm-oil-industry-facing-collapse/) These 5 measures could also help the industry better tackle what it took too long to embrace: The […]

A Citizen-Science approach to collecting data

The overall idea of “Citizen-science” is collecting information from a broad audience who is not necessarily scientists. With this concept, the quantity of collected data compensates for the lack of quality assessment. Although still in their infancy with the oil palm industry, several companies are starting to use this approach to document species presence within […]

HOW TO ADDRESS LAND SCARCITY IN THE OIL PALM INDUSTRY?

Simple, increase the yield of every hectare grown and improve the amount of oil extracted from each fruit bunch. Tackled together, it provides part of the solution to feeding the world on less land. While the answer is clear, the journey remains slow due to the complexity of the problem, as well as gaps in […]