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Achieving best management practices in an oil palm plantation at tropical peatland: a gap analysis


Richard, Adesiji Adeolu and Mohammed Ali, Thamer Ahmed and Nik Daud, Nik Norsyahariati and Mustapha, Sa'ari and Sayok, Alexander Kiew and Padfield, Roryd and Evers, Stephanie (2016) Achieving best management practices in an oil palm plantation at tropical peatland: a gap analysis. In: 3rd International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering (CAFEi 2016), 23-25 Aug. 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (pp. 19-24).


Despite the economic gains recorded in the oil palm industry, the industry has faced serious challenges in terms of sustainability. Non-adherence to the best management practices has been blamed for such challenges and mitigating the resultant negative results is inevitable. In this work, a framework consisting of site management and best management practices which analyzes the gaps between the two practices was developed and conclusions on possible divergence drawn. Literature review and interviews to gather opinions from the experts and practitioners in the industry were used. In conclusion, there is no proper adherence to the recommended best management practices.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Best management practices; Gap analysis; Oil palm industry; Site management practices; Sustainability
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 04:47
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 04:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50098
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