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AGRICOMMODITY NEWS 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): FGV Holdings Bhd, one of the world's largest producers of crude palm oil, said today that all of its 68 mills and 173 estates, which cover some 373,517ha of land nationwide, are now fully certified under the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The ousting of Malaysia’s former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, whose criticisms of India’s policies in Kashmir damaged palm oil trade between the nations, has kindled hopes among Malaysian exporters for a rapid restoration of ties.


By By Azanis Shahila Aman - March 5, 2020 @ 6:17pm
KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) says all of its 68 mills and 173 estates, covering some 373,517 hectares nationwide, are now fully certified under the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification.
FGV said its subsidiary Asian Plantation (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd was the last to undergo this exercise and received its certification on February 27.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 -- FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) today announced that all its 68 mills and 173 estates covering 373,517 hectares of land nationwide are now 100 per cent certified under the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification scheme under Malaysian Standard MS 2530:2013.
FGV’s subsidiary Asian Plantation (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd was the last to undergo this exercise and received its certification on Feb 27 this year.

MANCHESTER, March 4 -- The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) has urged the European Union (EU) not to give in to the usual “lobbies” which suggest palm oil, Malaysia, Indonesia, and their related industries are the culprits when it comes to deforestation.
Chief executive officer Datuk Dr Kalyana Sundram said the solution for deforestation cannot and should not be to target and punish a single commodity as a convenient scapegoat.