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Public Private Partnerships
New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) Our Perspective… Thomas Betitis Dami Oil Palm Research Station
NBPOL Group <ul><li>NBPOL-Dynamic and expanding agribusiness </li></ul><ul><li>Encompasses NBPOL, RAIL, GPPOL </li></ul><u...
Our Core Business.. <ul><li>Growing of oil palm </li></ul><ul><li>Transport and Milling fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Export Cru...
Significant aspects of Oil Palm in future <ul><li>Production areas to double </li></ul><ul><li>Strong commitment to sustai...
Main Issues   in OP industry  <ul><li>Production issues </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of skill HR </li></ul><ul><li>Social stabil...
Issues affecting OP development in PNG <ul><li>Shortage of skilled labour and experience management staff  </li></ul><ul><...
Starting point- R & D <ul><li>Research must spear head Development for profitability </li></ul><ul><li>Management expertis...
R & D - Dami OPRS <ul><li>Private Research Station owned by NBPOL </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>...
Role of R & D   -  NBPOL <ul><li>Provide high yielding genetic material for specific growing conditions </li></ul><ul><li>...
30:30 Charter Bench Mark <ul><li>Higher yield and reduce production costs  </li></ul><ul><li>30 tons FFB and palm products...
Dami Research Towards the 30:30 Project <ul><li>Department </li></ul><ul><li>Trial description </li></ul>Seed Production /...
Yield t/ha/yr
1: 800 ha 1650 Agronomy 1:750 ha 1500 Plant Breeding ratio Area (ha) Trial areas 3 7 Total 1* 2 Seed Production 0 1 Precis...
Graduate Standards <ul><li>Standard of agriculture graduates dropped  in terms of Education, Attitude, and Application </l...
Key professions (NBPOL) <ul><li>Agriculture sciences </li></ul><ul><li>General sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering  </l...
Supporting  professions <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><li>Constructions </li></ul><ul><li>Administr...
What kind of graduates? <ul><li>Committed </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Career minded </li></ul><ul><li>Har...
What kind of graduates.. <ul><li>Innovative  </li></ul><ul><li>Internet shy (no dependence) </li></ul><ul><li>Change in at...
What we offer <ul><li>Attractive salary package </li></ul><ul><li>Merit based promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive bonu...
Training assistance <ul><li>Places for Industrial training to agriculture students </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships to best ...
Placement and sponsorship over 3 years <ul><li>Placements </li></ul><ul><li>2007 = 21 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 22 </li></u...
Formal training funded by NBPOL (in house) <ul><li>Post graduates </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 7  </li></ul><ul><li>2009 = 2 <...
Summary-Building capacity <ul><li>Capacity building in Universities is essential </li></ul><ul><li>Increase skill human re...
Partnership <ul><li>NBPOL and Vudal </li></ul><ul><li>NBPOL and Unitech </li></ul><ul><li>Council representation </li></ul>
Thank you on behalf of NBPOL
Areas needing strengthening <ul><li>Experiment designs </li></ul><ul><li>Report writing </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical anal...
Current yield trends
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Presentation For the Science for Impact- Building The Critical Mass. Workshop Facilitated by CTA and Jointly Organized by UNRE, NARI and USP School of Agriculture and Food Technology, Samoa

Theme 1: What Kind of Graduates are Needed?
Four speakers represented the private sector support service, training of agriculturalteachers, the needs of conservation organization and oil palm research.

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  • Good Day, Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is Thomas Betitis and I am the Head of Technical Services at Dami Oil Plm Research Station. Today I will be outlining to you NBPOLs perspective in as far as the Theme of this seminar is.
  • I begin by restating who and what NBPOL operations are and what our commitment is.
  • Plantation agriculture is our core and in doing so our core business are
  • In 2008, PNGOPRA conducted stakeholder workshops which concluded that there were some significant issues affecting OP development in the next 10 years. These are that ;
  • From 250 views expressed it was viewed that for oil palm to develop significant issues must be taken into considerations as they have a bearing on oil palm devlopment. These are
  • When these issues are further analysed it shows that
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    1. 1. Public Private Partnerships
    2. 2. New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) Our Perspective… Thomas Betitis Dami Oil Palm Research Station
    3. 3. NBPOL Group <ul><li>NBPOL-Dynamic and expanding agribusiness </li></ul><ul><li>Encompasses NBPOL, RAIL, GPPOL </li></ul><ul><li>Research Stations at Dami and Ramu </li></ul><ul><li>8* mills, 2* refineries, 1 sugar mill </li></ul><ul><li>Total area approx-50,000 ha </li></ul><ul><li>Oil palm (OP) most economical crop in PNG since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Committed to sustainable palm oil production </li></ul>
    4. 4. Our Core Business.. <ul><li>Growing of oil palm </li></ul><ul><li>Transport and Milling fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Export Crude Palm oil </li></ul><ul><li>Export Refine Palm oil </li></ul><ul><li>Breeding and Seed Sales </li></ul>
    5. 5. Significant aspects of Oil Palm in future <ul><li>Production areas to double </li></ul><ul><li>Strong commitment to sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>New oil palm developments to start </li></ul><ul><li>Investors keeness to develop OP </li></ul><ul><li>Commodity prices to remain high and stable </li></ul>(based on PNGOPRA multi stakeholder consultations, 2008)
    6. 6. Main Issues in OP industry <ul><li>Production issues </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of skill HR </li></ul><ul><li>Social stability </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy </li></ul><ul><li>Rural livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>Land issues </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructures in place </li></ul><ul><li>Commodity prices </li></ul>
    7. 7. Issues affecting OP development in PNG <ul><li>Shortage of skilled labour and experience management staff </li></ul><ul><li>Over population in Oil Palm development areas </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability (NBPOL) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Starting point- R & D <ul><li>Research must spear head Development for profitability </li></ul><ul><li>Management expertise required </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Best management practice required </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Continuous improvement </li></ul>
    9. 9. R & D - Dami OPRS <ul><li>Private Research Station owned by NBPOL </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Provide superior planting material for NBPOL and for seed production </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000 expanded to encompass </li></ul><ul><li>-Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>-Agronomy </li></ul><ul><li>-Precision Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>-Environment sustainability </li></ul>
    10. 10. Role of R & D - NBPOL <ul><li>Provide high yielding genetic material for specific growing conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Site specific management based on sound agronomic advise </li></ul><ul><li>Long term trials to improve efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement through focused research </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to Company Profitability </li></ul>
    11. 11. 30:30 Charter Bench Mark <ul><li>Higher yield and reduce production costs </li></ul><ul><li>30 tons FFB and palm products/ton & oil extraction of 30% (CPO/PKO) </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts from R&D, Mills/transport/plantation required to achieve 30:30 </li></ul>
    12. 12. Dami Research Towards the 30:30 Project <ul><li>Department </li></ul><ul><li>Trial description </li></ul>Seed Production / Plantations Seed Production Provide pollen to Plantations for assisted pollination Pollination and production of elite material. Breeding Re-establish 742.207 as pisifera source with the use of CD free seed palm Breeding Elite progenies screening for cloning & establish for new seed garden Breeding / Plantations Bunch analysis to assist plantations assess best harvesting standard Breeding Assisted pollination trial Breeding / Agronomy / Seed Nursery Screening Breeding / Agronomy / Plantations / Smallholders Bunch analysis to assist Agronomy assess best harvesting standard Agronomy Elite progenies + BMP Agronomy P experiment on paired MUs Agronomy Immature Fertiliser Regime Agronomy / Plantations OMP (best and worse fields) provide research and plantation with this data Bio Tech Production of Tenera Clones Biotech / Breeding Nursery Screening-clones
    13. 13. Yield t/ha/yr
    14. 14. 1: 800 ha 1650 Agronomy 1:750 ha 1500 Plant Breeding ratio Area (ha) Trial areas 3 7 Total 1* 2 Seed Production 0 1 Precision Agriculture 1** 2 Agronomy 1 0 Biotechnology 1* 2 Breeding     Department Scientists 3 17 Total 0 10 Research Assistants (Graduates) 0 5 Scientists 3 2 Senior Scientists Expatriate National Category Current Research Staffing- Dami
    15. 15. Graduate Standards <ul><li>Standard of agriculture graduates dropped in terms of Education, Attitude, and Application </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture sustainability important </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture sector must be prepared </li></ul>
    16. 16. Key professions (NBPOL) <ul><li>Agriculture sciences </li></ul><ul><li>General sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Environment sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular biology </li></ul>
    17. 17. Supporting professions <ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><li>Constructions </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative </li></ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Transport/workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Social scientists </li></ul>
    18. 18. What kind of graduates? <ul><li>Committed </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Career minded </li></ul><ul><li>Hardworking </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate Analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academically sound & practical </li></ul>
    19. 19. What kind of graduates.. <ul><li>Innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Internet shy (no dependence) </li></ul><ul><li>Change in attitude from student </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt to changing conditions </li></ul>
    20. 20. What we offer <ul><li>Attractive salary package </li></ul><ul><li>Merit based promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive bonus based on performances and company profitability </li></ul><ul><li>Free housing </li></ul><ul><li>Generous Leave packages </li></ul><ul><li>Full medical cover and education assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Training and Career development </li></ul>
    21. 21. Training assistance <ul><li>Places for Industrial training to agriculture students </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships to best performing students </li></ul><ul><li>Employment to graduates based on requirements </li></ul>
    22. 22. Placement and sponsorship over 3 years <ul><li>Placements </li></ul><ul><li>2007 = 21 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 22 </li></ul><ul><li>2009= 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored </li></ul><ul><li>2007 = 11 </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 16 </li></ul><ul><li>2009 = 13 </li></ul>
    23. 23. Formal training funded by NBPOL (in house) <ul><li>Post graduates </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 7 </li></ul><ul><li>2009 = 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>2008 = 3* </li></ul><ul><li>2009 = 17 </li></ul>
    24. 24. Summary-Building capacity <ul><li>Capacity building in Universities is essential </li></ul><ul><li>Increase skill human resources for future </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture sustainability important </li></ul><ul><li>Competent trained scientist/researchers to meet future challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Need support from all stakeholders </li></ul>
    25. 25. Partnership <ul><li>NBPOL and Vudal </li></ul><ul><li>NBPOL and Unitech </li></ul><ul><li>Council representation </li></ul>
    26. 26. Thank you on behalf of NBPOL
    27. 27. Areas needing strengthening <ul><li>Experiment designs </li></ul><ul><li>Report writing </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical analyses </li></ul><ul><li>Data interpretation </li></ul>
    28. 28. Current yield trends
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