Thomas Guillaume, a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL's Ecological Systems Laboratory (ECOS) and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research (WSL), is the lead author of a synthesis study on the environmental impact of oil palm
cultivation in Indonesia.
President Akufo Addo, in his response to the cry of the Association, observed that a country like Malaysia picked the oil Palm
business from Ghana and has developed it into a '16 billion dollar industry per year'.
For palm oil to be certified as sustainable, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) requires oil palm
growers to identify and conserve areas within a plantation that support high conservation values.
Mr Julius Egbedi, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources at a roundtable on Sustainable Oil Palm
Production in Asaba, said the CBN OPDI, when implemented would increase wealth and promote economic growth in the state and the country.
"Sri Lanka's first oil palm
plantations were established over 50 years ago, before privatization and expanded in the decades since.
According to him, he looks forward to timely compliance by oil palm
companies with the joint monitoring initiatives between the government and CSOs
Based on a test run carried out by ITRI and ACBT in 2017, it is estimated that 1 kilogram of oil palm
EFB can produce 0.5 kilograms of sugar in the form of xylose and glucose at a cheaper cost compared to other methods, Peng said.
"African oil palm
plantations require warm temperatures, sunlight and plenty of rain to maximise the crop production," explains Peter Pinchot, chief executive officer of Whole Forest, an organisation dedicated to conserving threatened tropical forests, building strong forestry economies and supplying carbon-negative hardwood surfaces.
The DAR is soliciting proposals from its regional offices for the oil palm
expansion program that was directed by President Duterte in July.
expansion is a major driver of deforestation, which in turn threatens wildlife, such as the critically endangered orangutan of Borneo.
Specialists in tropical agriculture discuss the cultivation of oil palm
in terms of controlling diseases and pests, nutritional and sensory quality, sustainability, and supporting smallholders.
Of this area, 7,400 hectares are young oil palms
, planted mainly in 2012-16, and a further 400 hectares are in the course of being planted.
However, there are multiple reasons why conservationists repeatedly cite the rapid spread of oil palm
as a major concern.
is the second most significant source of vegetable oil after soybean [1, 2].
The Oil Palm
Complex: Smallholders, Agribusiness and the State in Indonesia and Malaysia.