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Connected Plantations: Using Technology to Improve Palm Oil Efficiency

At first glance, the palm oil industry may not seem like a high-tech one. The crop is harvested by hand using a long cutting tool known as an egrek, weighed by the roadside, and then loaded into the back of flatbed trucks to be transported to the local mill. Besides the addition of the diesel trucks, there is not much difference between the practice now and that from a century ago.

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