KUMPULAN FIMA BERHAD
The Group’s businesses range from manufacturing
to plantation operations. In each business segment,
we are constantly looking at ways to reduce our
environmental footprint. The Group’s priorities within
Sustainable Agricultural Practices
Within our estates, areas
alongside river banks (riparian reserves) are set aside
as conservation areas wildlife corridors which include,
among others, sanctuaries for migratory birds and
habitat for jungle flora and fauna.
We follow best industry practices
e.g. application of empty fruit bunches (“EFB”) to new
plantings, establishing cover crops such as Mucuna
Bracteata and planting of vetiver grass along the ponds,
bunds and field drains. Such processes are recognised
to improve soil properties, lower carbon dioxide
emissions, reduce erosion and prevent landslips.
Biological controls against pests:
are planted to attract predators (insects) of leaf pests.
These predators feed on leaf pest larvae thereby
minimising the usage of pesticides. The introduction
of barn owls in estates to suppress rodent population
and the placement of pheromone traps to capture
Rhinoceros beetles are among methods that have
been adopted and have proven effective in reducing
damage to crops.
Riparian reserves at Ladang Amgreen, Miri
Antigonon Leptopus serves as host to predatory insects
Ducks at PTNJL
Ground crop cover (Mucuna bracteata)
Migratory birds at PTNJL