The golden oil – Palm Oil tour
The Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said :
… the government is also committed to maintaining at least 50% of the country’s land under forest and green cover as it develops the palm oil industry.
“The latest figures reported that as of 2017, about 55.6% of Malaysia’s 33 million hectare-land area is under forest cover, ” she said, adding that the country is moving towards nationwide sustainable palm oil production by 2020 through the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification.
Hi guys this is Johnson for johnsonmalaysia.com. your local tour guide for Palm oil tour and talks. Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Mahathir is a great supporter of palm oil industry because of the oil’s goodness to all Humanity.
Malaysia for the pass 102 years has come very long way in Palm Oil industry to be the world leading producer and sustainability. I have guided many overseas delegates, some from Ministry of Agriculture and various government bodies to Palm Oil plantations, processing plant, production, sustainability and etc. As of today a group of Japanese delegates. (Japanese Oil and Fat Asso)
The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standard has been made mandatory by the end 2019
The latest Dec19 Japanese Delegates met The Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok at Malaysian Parliament to answer any queries and introduced the new version Red Palm oil. The Red Palm oil is abundance in Vitamin A & E. In an experiment with school children, biscuits made from Red Palm oil have improve their vision.
Background of Malaysian long journey in Palm Oil industry
Palm oil (Elaeis guineensis) It comes from West Africa. Four seedlings were planted in Bogor botanical park Java in mid 1800s. From there the species were introduced to other parts of the Indonesia like Sumatera. The near proximity made the Sumatran to introduce in Malaya in the first decade of 1900s.
The palm oil when it was introduced to Malaya it was only an ornamental tree in the eyes of the British. We can see in vintage photos planted along the Independent square. No British colonial master knew about this golden oil. They looked at the beauty but not at its fruits. They may thought it was for the squirrels, birds and rodents.
It took the French connection, Henri Fauconnier, an entrepreneur to establish its first palm oil plantation in Malaya in 1917 at the Tennamaram Estate (a Tamil word meaning coconut tree), Batang Berjuntai, Selangor. These estates were the forefront of the Malaysian palm oil industry.
For the period of more than a century, the palm industry has grown from plantation to processing, production, products and exports that have contributed to National economy. Not forgetting high nutrients in red palm oil A& E.
The delegates followed Johnson from Africa, Japan and many countries around the globe are amazed with Malaysia’s Achievement.
We did not neglect sustainability and best practices. If you need a palm oil tour and talk to companies or students, please contact Johnsonmalaysia.com, JohnsonMalasia Team Building https://johnsonmalaysia.com/amazing-race-in-tropical-rain-forest/
Fist Palm Oil Factory
Malaysian Palm Oil education JohnsonMalaysia
Some stats of Palm Oil 6mil
Red Palm Oil high in goodness
Palm oil Wood composite JohnsonMalaysia
Sime Darby Plantation
Barn Owl Jenny
Delegates introduced to Plam Oil, fruits