Embracing digitalisation in plantations
The palm oil industry, accounts for 3.2% of the GDP at an estimated RM 37.72 billion, is undergoing a paradigm shift as an increasing number of plantations embrace smart technologies to modernise farming and precision agriculture techniques.
The Malaysian Palm Oil Board is leading the way by using GIS technology that enables their researchers to better identify soil types, agro-climatic factors, and monitor incidents of pests and disease infestations – disasters that could spell significant losses in production and revenue.
“GIS has been tremendously helpful in enabling us to identify the location of planted oil palm all over Malaysia. Subsequently, MPOB has been able to consult with the government to increase the works for replanting programs because Malaysia had achieved maximum hectarage for oil-palm planting areas.” - Malaysia Palm Oil Board Director-General Datuk Dr. Ahmad Parveez
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