Sustainability

SMART Biotechnology Centre

The SMART Biotechnology Centre is a research facility in Sentul, Bogor operated by our Plant Production and Biotechnology Division. It acts as an innovation hub, coming up with improvements in tissue culture to increase the quality of seed stock that leads to higher productivity per hectare.

The research facility’s work is also crucial in identifying oil palms whole genetic map to track the outcomes based on their existing genes in a shorter timeframe. This process enables us to determine whether the plants pass on their qualitative and quantitative traits, without having to wait for them to mature.

Our on-the-ground staff and smallholders are continuously trained with the latest and best agronomy practices in sustainable palm oil cultivation.

Lab technicians at the SMART Biotechnology Centre in Sentul, Bogor