15 June 2021,3.00 - 5.30 pm.The Laboratory of Sustainable Biosource Management (BIOREM), INTROP has organized a series of webinars entitled ‘The New Geopolitics of Palm Oil: From Neo-colonialism to Post COVID-19’ on 15 June 2021 held through the Zoom Meeting app and INTROP’s Facebook Page. The webinar series was also organized in collaboration with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD), France. The program was also attended by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Industry and Community Relations), Prof. Ir. B. T. Hang Tuah Baharudin who gave a welcoming speech as soon as the program began.
The talk session was started by Dr. Jean-Marc Roda, BIOREM’s Research Fellow to discuss global geopolitical perspectives on oil palm and the palm oil industry as well as issues related to deforestation and the implications involved during the COVID-19 pandemic. The next session continued with a forum to discuss the above issues led by the moderator, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Ainuddin Nuruddin, BIOREM’s Laboratory Advisor. Among the panel members involved are Prof. Dr. Alain Rival, CIRAD Southeast Asia Regional Director and Mrs. Khor Yu Leng, Director of Segi Enam Advisors Pte. Ltd.
The webinar was attended by 167 participants from various private government agencies and stakeholders who have inspired learning on trade and diplomatic relations related to palm oil between Malaysia and Western countries. We hope this collaboration can lead to further research collaborations in the future to ensure the sustainable management of oil palm bioresources and forest landscapes.
Date of Input: 24/06/2021 | Updated: 24/06/2021 | hasnan
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