|Foreword from the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities|
The Malaysian oil palm industry, developed over four decades, has significantly contributed to the nation's economy. The dynamic progress of the industry is largely attributed by the strategic government approach in developing agriculture land and concerted initiatives in focusing on research and development by both the government institutions and private sectors. In line with the national agenda of empowering the agricultural-based sector, the palm oil industry will continue to play a vital role as a prime mover of the plantation commodity.
Having spearheaded extensive research and development in all aspects of oil palm/ palm oil, Malaysia is pioneering technological breakthroughs in the palm oil industry. The industry has adopted innovative techniques and sustainable practices in ensuring that oil palm cultivation remains in harmony with the environment. Malaysia will continue to forge ahead with new innovations covering a wide spectrum of the industry from upstream to downstream and in particular the new emerging sectors of oleochemical and biodiesel to enhance the industry's performance.
The technical information and the industry performance collated regularly have been disseminated to the industry and the mass media through various channels including the website.
Thus, it is my hope that MPOB website will serve as a useful reference for the latest and comprehensive information on the Malaysian premier agriculture commodity.
Tan Sri Bernard Dompok