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[Inside RGE] Apical and Asian Agri to Help Smallholders Increase Yield with New Generation Seedlings

By May 14, 2015No Comments

President of Apical Group Dato’ Yeo How was at the 2nd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs on 13 May 2015.

He was one of four expert panellists invited to speak at the session themed “Commodities outlook: Impact of falling prices”. The session focused on declining global commodity prices and impact on the plantation sector. Joining Dato’ Yeo on the panel were Indofood Agri Resources Ltd. CEO & Executive Director Mark Wakeford, World Resources Institute Indonesia Country Director Dr Nirarta ‘Koni’ Samadhi, and Bunge Director – Head Sustainable Business Asia Stewart Lindsay.

He shared news that Apical Group will work with Asian Agri to distribute new-generation oil palm seedlings to its smallholders for the replanting of their ageing palms. This will see an increase of 50% in land productivity in the new cycle. The increased harvests are estimated to potentially double profit margins.

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