Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 6
Page No. 372 - 386

Synthesis of Research on the Integration of the Oil Palm Industry within the Context of Thailand and ASEAN Economic Community

Authors : Wisakha Phoochinda

Abstract: This study aimed to synthesize and integrate knowledge from research related to oil palm industry within the context of Thailand and AEC. Between 1999-2015, 53 research works from Thailand and other countries were synthesized in accordance with the ASEAN plan of action for energy cooperation. They were characterized in terms of social, economic, environmental and technology aspects. For policy makers, there should be researchs for example, increasing the efficiency of oil palm production, building up the sustainability of oil palm in the future. For growers, the problems they faced included loss of income, lack of knowledge on business operation, cultivation and prices of palm oil, palm oil production and competition. Therefore, there should be provisions of knowledge and appropriate techniques in oil palm management including selection of oil palm saplings and planning sites for cultivation, collaboration between groups of growers to build up their knowledge and increase their bargaining power. For the oil palm industry, there are problems related to unreadiness of location and equipment of purchasing points and factories and an environmental impact. Thus, there should be a guideline for purchasing of palm bunch and oil palm by-products and models of the sustainability of oil palm management.

How to cite this article:

Wisakha Phoochinda , 2018. Synthesis of Research on the Integration of the Oil Palm Industry within the Context of Thailand and ASEAN Economic Community. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 372-386.

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