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3. Development of the Oil Palm Plantation Industry

The African Plantation Industry Attempts from the early 1800s to establish commercial-scale plantations in West Africa and to put palm oil production there on a firm commercial basis met with numerous obstacles that impeded development. There were impediments in terms of political instability and internal conflicts that hampered economic progress in general, as well as … Continue reading

2. The Oil Palm In Africa

Starting from the northernmost occurrences along the west African coast, the first concentration of palms is in the highlands of the Fouta Djallon district of Guinea. The palm belt of Africa then runs through Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togoland, Benin (previously Dahomey), Nigeria, the Cameroons, the People‚Äôs Republic of Congo and the … Continue reading

1. Introduction

The African oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) has been utilized by mankind as a source of oil and other products for thousands of years. In the last 50 years or so there has been a phenomenal expansion in its cultivation throughout the tropics, such that palm oil is now a major commodity of world trade, … Continue reading