One-Day Excursion

Agriculture on Tropical Peatland: Oil Palm Industry

EXCURSIONOil palm plantation and palm oil production is the largest sector of agro-based industry in Malaysia. This tour showcases an established oil palm plantation on tropical peatland in the Samarahan Basin, which is situated about 40 km to the south of Kuching City. The oil palm plantation is owned by the settlers of the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) via their co-operatives. On this visit, you will get the opportunity to know the good agricultural practices without compromising the need for a sustainable development of the oil palm plantation. At this site, you will be briefed on the soil profile of a peat pit. The pit is large enough to enter and make closer observations on the tropical peat characteristics. This tour then continues with a visit to the Ensengei Palm Oil Mill, a modern processing mill. The excursion ends with a high tea at the Tropical Peat Research Laboratory Complex, before your transfer back to Kuching.

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  • Deadline for Abstract Submission

    15 January 2016
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    30 June 2016