An adventure and educational trip to the world´s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), Sime Darby Ecogarden Plantation at Carey Island. They play a leading role in the development and promotion of sustainable practices in the palm oil sector. Also, they are a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This fruitful trip not only exposed us to all-things palm like harvesting and milling activities, but also showcases Sime Darby Plantation Berhad’s sustainable practices that are directly or indirectly related to its business. Besides, a visit to the Palm Oil Experience Centre where we granted a glimpse of knowledge on oil palm plantation and the products that produce using palm oil. Not least, it was an eye-opening experience to discover the prestigious innovative center which facilitates with world-class equipment and laboratory facilities. Most importantly, the tour to the R&D Centre where there’s opportunity for research collaboration in terms of fats and oils application in food, particularly application via culinary skills and food science knowledge.
Lead by Dr Wendy Lim