|Foreword from the Director General Malaysian Palm Oil Board|
The oil palm industry forms the economic backbone of Malaysia and continues to face new challenges in the face of globalization. Rapid responses are needed to meet the increasing challenges of the industry as they unfold. MPOB as the custodian of the oil palm industry is entrusted with meeting these challenges through excellence in R&D and services. MPOB has more than three decades of concerted effort in research and development along the entire value chain. Several technologies have made the transition from the laboratory to the market place. MPOB aspires to attain new heights for creation of wealth for the oil palm industry. Ecologically and economically sustainable development should be the guiding philosophy of the oil palm industry and MPOB will play a facilitating role in this endeavour. Our commitment has been recognized and rewarded through numerous awards. Our contributions are diverse, yet they serve a single goal, as expressed by our mission statement: “To enhance the well-being of the Malaysian oil palm industry through research, development and excellent services.”
I hope this website will serve as an interface between MPOB and its stakeholders and provide a gateway for comprehensive information on MPOB activities and Malaysia’s golden commodity.
Datuk Dr. Choo Yuen May
Director General MPOB