Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mumbai Dabbawala Association (MDA) And The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA),New Delhi,
In conjunction with the visit to India of the Hon. Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Sri’ Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) signed MoU’s with Mumbai Dabbawala Association (MDA) and The Solvent Extractor’s Association of India (SEA) to further the cooperation between the organisations to institute and expand co-operation in areas of mutual interest to broadly promote the development and use of Malaysian palm oil and MSPO certified palm oil as a valuable commodity which advances the interests of its producers, processors, users and consumers through product and market development support and activities when and where the interests of the organizations are amenable through joint efforts.
Both the MoU’s were executed in the presence of the Hon. Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), having its registered office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is desirous of collaborating with relevant trade organizations in India to promote and create opportunities for the greater acceptance of Malaysian palm oil among Indian consumers, food manufacturers and other end users. MPOC similarly desires to create greater awareness of Malaysian palm oil benchmarked through the Malaysian Sustainability Palm Oil (MSPO) certification standards whose objectives include demonstration of sustainability practices within the Malaysian palm oil industry and accompanying quality related assurances as prescribed through MSPO.Mumbai Dabbawala Association (MDA), with approximately 5,000 members, is involved in the delivery of freshly made food in lunch boxes (“dabba”) from the homes of its customers to their offices throughout the Mumbai metropolis. This simple task has evolved since over a century into a highly specialised trade in its current form and has become integral to Mumbai’s culture. MDA members deliver approximately 200,000 dabbas daily.
The Solvent Extractor’s’ Association of India (SEA), having it registered office in Mumbai, India was established in 1963 to help and foster the development and growth of the solvent extraction industry in India. Over the years, the Association’s scope and sphere of activity expanded and today it is the premier Association of Vegetable Oil Industry and Trade in India. The Association is recognized as a “Non-Government Organisation” (NGO) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India and also as the “Trade Promotion Organization” (TPO) by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, for exports of various oil meals, compound feed, minor oils of tree & forest origin and edible oils and oilseeds. The Association’s present strength is over 850 members including solvent extraction plants, oil mills, vegetable oil refineries, compound feed manufacturers, importers & exporters of vegetable oils and oil meals and providers of various services to the industry.