|Foreword from the Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board|
The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), was established in May 2000 as a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, entrusted with the functions of promoting and developing the nation's palm oil industry.
As a country's premier oil palm R&D institution, MPOB is committed in ensuring the development of the Malaysian palm oil industry through research and development, and the provision of excellent services. Towards achieving this aim, MPOB's objective is to position the palm oil industry as the most dynamic, productive, competitive and sustainable.
Through intensive R&D programmes, MPOB emphasis is on producing market driven technology in line with industry needs. MPOB has thus far launched more than 500 technological breakthroughs including high quality planting materials, efficient agronomic practices, modern milling and processing techniques, foods, nutrition, biomass, oleochemical products and biodiesel technology for adoption by the industry and commercialisation.
MPOB is pursuing a dynamic role in research and development to be recognised as the premier Nobel Laureate producing R&D institution.
Tan Sri Shahrir bin Abdul Samad