A Company Guide to Oil Yield Intensification in Oil Palm (e-Publication)

A Company Guide to Oil Yield Intensification in Oil Palm (e-Publication)

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. What are the best options for raising profits?
2.1. Area expansion, but where?
2.2. Downstream integration – not without pitfalls
2.3. Oil yield intensification provides the best route to increase profitability
2.4. How higher yields improve profitability
2.5. Are oil yields stagnating?
2.6. Why are oil yields low?
3. What is oil yield intensification (OYI)?
3.1. Yield gaps and their causes
3.2. Time frame for yield improvement
4. How to set up and manage a yield intensification programme
4.1. Phase I: Identifying the opportunity
4.2. Phase II: Strategic analysis of business performance
4.3. Phase III: Detailed analysis and planning
4.4. Phase IV: Implementation of a BMP pilot phase project
4.4.1 Fertilizer and mill residue recommendations
4.4.2 Pest and disease management
4.4.3 Milling for maximum oil extraction rates

4.4.4 Appropriate use of field mechanization

4.4.5 Provoking positive competition

4.5. Phase V: Financial analysis of the BMP pilot phase

4.6. Phase VI: Scaling up

5. What supporting measures are required?

5.1. Departments and people

5.2. Performance monitoring and incentives

5.3. Knowledge and training

5.4. Involvement of the Board of Directors

6. Examples of successful yield intensification

7. Impact of oil yield intensification on sustainability

8. Conclusions