Along the Baram River: January 2016
Malaysia is the second largest producer of Palm oil after Indonesia. According to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, as of December 2012, palm oil plantation accounted for a total land use of 51,000 km2¬†in Malaysia. It makes up 77% of agricultural land or about 15% of total land area in Malaysia. Criticism of the Palm oil industry has focused on deforestation, monoculture farming practices and labour exploitation.
Link to Student's Full Exhibit
White, Tom Iain, "Palm Oil Plantations on peninsula Malaysia" (2017). EnviroLab Asia Image Gallery. Image 2.