Countdown to PIPOC 2017
Search
LIST OF ARTICLES

PDF of individual article can be purchased from Palm Information Centre, MPOB
Tel: 603-8769 4928 Fax: 603-8925 4213 Email: palmoils@mpob.gov.my

Article Info

No.55 (Dec 2011) p20-24
Market Development of Red Palm Fruit Oil and its Contribution in Africa and Southeast Asia
UNNITHAN, U.R.; FOO, S.P. ; ELANKO, Sarala

Download PDF

Introduction


Market Development of Red Palm Fruit Oil and its Contribution in Africa and Southeast Asia

Red Palm Fruit Oil comes from oil palms that are traditionally grown in tropical regions of West Africa and are now cultivated on a large-scale in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is one of the world leaders in exports of palm oil. It is a traditional oil used for more than 5000 years in African countries. Crude palm oil is a rich source of natural carotenes (500-700 ppm) (Yap et al., 1991) and vitamin E (600-1000 ppm) (Goh et al., 1985). A patented, non-chemical and environmental-friendly process has been developed that retains more than 80% of the carotenes and vitamin E as tocopherols and tocotrienols, in the final products. Besides natural carotenes and vitamin E, Red Palm Fruit Oil contains other valuable minor components such as phytosterols, squalene and co-enzyme Q10. The entire range of refined red palm fruit oil products including red palm olein, stearin, superolein is marketed as a good source of natural carotenes and vitamin E. These products meet all international specifications of refined oil except for colour due to the presence of natural carotenes. A sensory evaluation showed that Red Palm Fruit Oil products are comparable to refined bleached and deodorised (RBD) palm oil products (Choo et al., 1993).

Keyword(s): PALM OIL AND OIL PALM INDUSTRY-Africa ; MARKET DEVELOPMENT ; PRODUCTION FORECASTS ; STATISTICS ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.55 (Dec 2011) p12-15
Effects of Dietary Fats on Gut Hormones Release and Satiety
SIMON TOH Wai Hong; VOON Phooi Tee ; NESARETNAM, Kalanithi

Download PDF

Introduction


Effects of Dietary Fats on Gut Hormones Release and Satiety

Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. In 2008, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that 1.5 billion adults globally (age ≥ 20 years) were overweight and at least 500 million adults were obese. In addition, WHO forecasted that approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million adults will be obese by 2015 (WHO, 2010). Meanwhile, more than 220 million people worldwide have diabetes (WHO, 2011). Gut hormones release has been shown to play a role in the prevalence of obesity through food intake reduction and appetite satisfaction. Release of gut hormones could be regulated by the consumption of dietary fats. Moreover, gut hormones such as glucagon like-peptide 1 and glucagon insulinotropic dependent polypeptide have been implicated in the treatment of patients with diabetes.

Keyword(s): PALM OIL ; DIETARY FATS ; OBESITY ; GUT HORMONES ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.55 (Dec 2011) p8-11, 16-19
Africa: Opportunities and Challenges
JOHARI Minal; MOHD MOKMIN Bahari

Download PDF

Introduction


Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

Poverty. Drought. Backwardness. Despotic. Civil wars. Those are some of the words that are associated with the African continent. Most of the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) are located in Africa. The Gross National Income (GNI) of many of the African countries is among the lowest in the world. The per capita GNI of Burundi for example was USD 400 in 2010 (World Bank). For many of the African countries, things are changing for the better in the last few years. China’s need for raw materials, natural resources and energy has brought in billions of dollars of investments in Africa, which the continent badly needs to improve infrastructure, provide jobs and stimulate economic development. By 2015, China’s investments in Africa will reach USD 50 billion and the bilateral trade between China and Africa will reach USD 300 billion, double the figure for 2010 (The Asset Magazine, 2011). There are many criticisms over China’s dealings in Africa but the fact remains that China has brought prosperity and developments into many African countries. Discoveries of oil and gas in the continent have also contributed to the robust economic growths in recent years. World Bank predicted that the GDP growths for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011 and 2012 will be 5.3% and 5.8% respectively (The Economist, 2011).

Keyword(s): OIL & FATS INDUSTRY-Africa ; OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES ; PRODUCTION FORECAST ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.55 (Dec 2011) p1-7
Africa: Oils and Fats Scenario
JOHARI Minal; MOHD MOKMIN Bahari

Download PDF

Introduction


Africa: Oils and Fats Scenario

Agriculture is an integral part of the African economy. For example, in South Africa, the most developed African country, besides the presence of huge mining and industrial sectors in the country, the agricultural sector plays an important role in the economy. The agricultural sector contributes up to 8% of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of South Africa, which is a net exporter of agricultural products. The many agricultural cooperatives suggest the importance of this sector towards the socio-economic development in the country (About South Africa, 2001). In many African states, agriculture is the backbone of the economy employing about 60% of African workers. Three-fifths of African farmers are poor subsistence farmers (Wikipedia, 2001).

Keyword(s): PALM OIL ; PALM OIL & OIL PALM INDUSTRY-Africa ; FORECAST ; MARKET DEVELOPMENT ; STATISTICS ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.54 (June 2011) p24-29
Palm Oil Supply and Disappearance: A Quarterly Review
AHMAD BORHAN Ahmad Nordin; NORRAFIDAH Mohamad

Download PDF

Introduction


Palm Oil Supply and Disappearance: A Quarterly Review

The palm oil industry has been a significant driver to the Malaysian economic development and has established itself in the international oils and fats business. Export earnings from oil palm products reached RM 59.77 billion in 2010, an increase of 20.4% from RM 49.66 billion recorded in the previous year.

Keyword(s): PALM OIL ; PALM OIL & OIL PALM INDUSTRY-Malaysia ; EXPORTS ; PRODUCTION FORECAST ; PRODUCTION STATISTICS ; MARKET DEVELOPMENT ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.54 (June 2011) p19-23
Water Footprint for the Oil Palm Industry
SUBRAMANIAM, Vijaya; HALIMAH Muhammad ; ZULKIFLI Hashim ; CHOO Yuen May

Download PDF

Introduction


Water Footprint for the Oil Palm Industry

Currently carbon footprint is such a catchphrase in the world that it has become a must for responsible producers to quantify their carbon footprint or also known as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The European Union (EU) directive has imposed a non-tariff barrier on the imports of palm biodiesel based on GHG emissions calculations. If the exporters do not meet the minimum GHG savings when compared to fossil fuel, their exports will not qualify for the incentives making the feedstock higher in price. This has brought a big impact to the oil palm industry on the market access of palm biodiesel to EU. Just as how carbon footprint or GHG emissions are playing such an important role in the oil palm industry, the next thing the world is moving into is water footprint. For example the study by Gerbens et al. (2009) came to conclusions that jatropha is not a suitable feedstock for biodiesel production due to its high water footprint. This study compared the water footprint between soya, rapeseed and jatropha, and the recommendation was that soya is the best crop for biodiesel just based on the water footprint. This kind of studies shows the trend of how water footprint is slowly being used as an indication for choosing a feedstock, just as how carbon footprint is being used now.

Keyword(s): OIL PALM INDUSTRY ; CARBON EMISSIONS ; CARBON FOOTPRINT ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.54 (June 2011 ) p14-17
Saturated Fats and Health: Current Thinking
BALASUNDRAM, Nagendran; TENG Kim-Tiu

Download PDF

Introduction


Saturated Fats and Health: Current Thinking

The saturated fats issue is not a new challenge to palm oil, as it was some three decades ago that the matter was first raised. The anti-tropical oil campaign, which labelled palm oil as saturated artery-clogging fat was first raised in the 1980s in the United States. As a response to this allegation, the then Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) had embarked on several nutrition studies which had revealed that palm oil did not elicit elevated coronary heart disease (CHD)-risk responses, but rather it was the trans fatty acids resulting from partial hydrogenation of soft oils that were deleterious to health. Nevertheless, the current dietary recommendations for reducing dietary saturated fats have had some implications on palm oil applications in some sectors, and as such on palm oil trade. As food manufacturers continue to look for lower saturated fat alternatives to palm oil, the share of palm oil in food products continues to decline. For example, total imports of oils and fats into the United Kingdom had decreased about 16.8%, from 1.67 million tonnes in 2005 to 1.39 million tonnes in 2010, while imports of palm oil had declined even further by 37.6%, from 0.939 million tonnes to 0.602 million tonnes. Besides, the percentage share of palm oil in the total oils and fats imports basket also declined, from 56.2% in 2005 to 43.3% in 2010. During this period, a significant increase was seen in the imports of sunflower oil, which had increased from 0.126 million tonnes to 0.275 million tonnes. The share of sunflower oil in the imports basket had also increased from 7.5% to 14.8%.

Keyword(s): PALM OIL ; SATURATED FATS ; HELATH ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.54 (June 2011) p8-13, 18
The Potential of Oil Palm in the Global Carbon Cycle
KHO Lip Khoon *; COBB, Alex ** ; MOHD HANIFF Harun *

Download PDF

Introduction


The Potential of Oil Palm in the Global Carbon Cycle

Malaysia is one of the largest producers and exporters of palm oil in the world, accounting for 38% of the major producers and 46% of major exporters in 2009 (Oil World, 2010). The phenomenal growth of palm oil and palm oil products increased the total oil palm planted area in the country by 3.4% to 4.85 million hectares in 2010 (MPOB, 2010). Oil palm plantation covers one-tenth of the world’s permanent croplands (FAO, 2010), and will have a significant role in the global carbon balance. Depending on the environmental and physiological factors of specific sites, oil palm plantation may contribute to carbon uptake (see Henson, 1999 for review) or carbon emission (Melling, 2007a; Yule, 2010; Koh et al., 2011; Hergoualc’h and Verchot, 2011).

Keyword(s): OIL PALM & PAlM OIL INDUSTRY-Malaysia ; EXPORT TRADE ; OILS & FATS EXPORT ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.54 (June 2011) p5-7
Malaysian Oil Palm Industry: Responding to the Sustainability Criteria of Greenhouse Gas Emission Savings under the European Union Renewable Energy Directive
PUAH Chiew Wei; BALASUNDRAM, Nagendran ; CHOO Yuen May ; LIM Weng Soon

Download PDF

Introduction


Malaysian Oil Palm Industry: Responding to the Sustainability Criteria of Greenhouse Gas Emission Savings under the European Union Renewable Energy Directive

The Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (Renewable Energy Directive – RED) entered into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) on 5 June 2009. The Directiveimposed a mandatory target of a 20% share of energy from renewable sources in overall energy consumption and a mandatory 10% minimum target for the share of biofuels in transport to be achieved by all member states by 2020. The aim of the Directive is to promote the development of energy from renewable sources by providing a legal framework for the business community with the certainty to invest in the renewable energy sector to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels. The effective date for commencement of implementation of RED by member states was on 5 December 2010.

Keyword(s): OIL PALM INDUSTRY-Malaysia ; SUSTAINABILITY ; GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) EMISSION ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

Article Info

No.54 (June 2011) p1-4
Palm Oil in the EU – Current Issues and Prospects
BALASUNDRAM, Nagendran

Download PDF

Introduction


Palm Oil in the EU – Current Issues and Prospects

The European Union (EU) which covers a land area of 4.32 million square kilometres comprises 27 member states with a total population of 501 million. With an annual per capita usage of over 41 kg, the EU is a leading user of oils and fats, with an annual consumption exceeding 30 million tonnes. The EU is a net importer of oils and fats, as its domestic production of about 22 million tonnes is insufficient to meet its annual consumption. Palm oil is among the major oils imported by the EU, making the region as a whole, the world’s second largest market for palm oil.

Keyword(s): PALM OIL ; OILS & FATS ; DEMAND ; SUPPLY ; FUTURE TRADING ; MPOB PUBLICATIONS


Download PDF

© Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB). All Rights reserved.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system,
in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher.

This online publication is electronically compiled by Palm Information Centre, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
Page 6 of 42

Menu

Popular Titles

BOOKS e-BOOKS e-JOURNALS
   Updated on 10 October 2017  

Subscribed Resources

e-RESOURCES

e-BOOKS 

 

2017 SUBSCRIBED TITLES

TITLE LIST

USER GUIDE

Updated on 10 October 2017

Daily CPO Prices

Quick Links


                 


      

              
Copyright © 2017 PALMOILIS Portal. All Rights Reserved.
Designed & Developed by Palm Information Centre, MPOB. Contact webmaster

Visitor Counter

027938
TodayToday28
YesterdayYesterday90
This WeekThis Week542
This MonthThis Month1651
All DaysAll Days27938