Malaysian Pepper Board is the main organization entrusted by the Malaysian government to undertake intensive research study on pepper (Piper nigrum L.), towards sustainable pepper industry from different disciplines such as Biotechnology, Agronomy, Chemistry and development of value-added pepper products.
Increasing productivity and pepper yield as well as transforming conventional production line from raw material processing to value-added products production.
- Conduct research and development activities that will contribute to comprehensive pepper industrial development.
- Develop facilities and infrastructure to support pepper research and development activities;
- Develop pepper germplasm centre;
- Increase downstream activity in pepper industry through development and usage of pepper by-products;
- Gathering scientific information for clients;
- Publishing and disseminate scientific information to clients;
- Providing advisory service and technical advisory service;
- Supplying quality pepper cultivation material to meet the needs and development of pepper cultivation,and
- Carry out research activity and development from time to time.
The main thrusts of the Upstream Sector are:-
Development of new pepper varieties capable of producing high yield and resistance to infection as well as pests and diseases.
Research development of alternative methods in the control of pests and diseases in addition to the use of chemical pesticides.
Develop sustainable cultivation practices.
Develop eco-friendly technology production.
The main thrusts of the downstream sector are:
Research and development of food products.
Research and development of non-food products.
Principal activities are as follows:
- Extraction of pepper oil and bioactive compounds from pepper.
- Synthesis of new chemical compounds based on the extracted pepper bioactive compounds.
- Identify the pepper potential through biological assays.
- Production of a wide range of value-added pepper based products.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Zehnder Jarroop Anak Augustine Mercer
Monday-Friday: 7.30 am to 5.30pm