From September, 2012

Effect of climate change on oil palm yield in Malaysia: Some simulations

Projections by MOSTE (now called MOSTI or the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation) in 2000 established that oil palm was relatively robust to climate change compared to rice, rubber, and cocoa. Oil palm yield was rather insensitive to increases to air temperature by up to 1.4 degrees Celsius. Oil palm was instead sensitive to…