Updated: Apr 22, 2020
On the 6th of February 2020, members of Felda Global Ventures Research & Development had a meeting with Lam Tak Group of Companies at Pekan Nanas. Lam Tak was glad to welcome a group of 8 members from FVG to visit our company and production site.
FGV R&D team & LT BSF Team in discussion.
FGV was interested in the potential of the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) to add value to Oil Palm Waste in order to increase the sustainability of the industry as a whole. The potential of BSF of compounded especially since FGV was gearing towards a fully organic and sustainable production of Palm Oil in order to meet global expectations.
Head of new Business Development & Commercialization FGVHB Mr. Mohammad Idris Ismail (left) & CEO of FGV R&D Mr. Noor Hisham Hamid
According to FGV R&D CEO, Mr. Noor Hisham Hamid, he became interested in BSF when some of his team found a wild BSF larvae colony on one of their compost heaps. From there, FGV R&D’s entomologists have started their own testing and research with BSF.
Led by Mr. Noor Hisham Hamid, the team was given a presentation and tour of Lam Tak’s BSF’s production. Guests arrived at Lam Tak’s MLF Ingredients Factory in Alam Jaya at 8.45am, we started our meeting where Mr. James Wee provided a presentation of BSF and Lam Tak's business model and solutions to all present. Discussion was had to better understand both parties’ interests and potential co-ordination to come to a decision on a way forward.
After a fruitful Q&A session, the FGV guests were ushered to visit both Lam Tak farm sites, the BSF breeding farm & nursery farm.
We hope that this visit has been eye-opening, insightful and fruitful for both parties.