26 -27 November 2021
As a follow up to previous engagements in 2018 with the smallholders of Long Bemang, a village in Apoh, Baram in the Telang Usan District, the SOP participated in an outreach programme by the Sarawak Department of Agriculture (DOA) in collaboration with Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC), for cash crop farmers including oil palms Independent Smallholders (ISH). The SOP’s Head of Sustainability (HOS) Galau Melayong made a presentation during the AgriCop 2021 outreach programme that was held from 26 -27 November 2021 at the Long Bemang long house Community Hall. The event was well attended by 350 farmers including oil palms ISH.
HOS Galau Melayong shared the SOP’s practical experience on application of technology in oil palms plantations in a presentation titled “Perkongsian Penggunaan Teknologi dalam Perladangan Kelapa Sawit” (Sharing on Technological Application in Oil palms Plantations), which is essentially the adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the industry. The main focus of the presentation was on GAP and the basic maintenance of oil palms trees encompassing weeding, manuring and integrated pest management (IPM) in the industry as well as from a smallholder’s perspective.