ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: Oil palm, the prodigal plant, is coming home to Africa – What does that mean for forests?

Published 22:58 on November 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:06 on November 20, 2018  /  Africa, Americas, Conversations, EMEA, International, REDD, South & Central, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Western and Central Africa have been cultivating oil palm for millennia, though the big money is flowing into Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80% of the world’s palm oil supply. Now Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil companies are expanding into African regions, and environmentalists are worried that could accelerate deforestation.

By Steve Zwick

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