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oil (one's) palm

To bribe one discreetly, as by slipping money into their palm. A: "How are we going to get a table without a reservation?" B: "Don't worry, I oiled the hostess' palm, and she promised us a table in no time." I oiled my brother's palm to stop him from telling Mom that I had a party while she was away.
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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'.
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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.
Oil palm 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.
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The Oil Palm Complex: Smallholders, Agribusiness and the State in Indonesia and Malaysia.