Managing oil palm landscapes

Managing oil palm landscapes

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This study comprises a review of oil palm development and management across landscapes in the tropics. Seven countries have been selected for detailed analysis using surveys of the current literature, mainly spanning the last fifteen years. Indonesia and Malaysia are the obvious leaders in terms of area planted and levels of production and export, but also in literature generated on social and environmental challenges. In Latin America, Colombia is the dominant producer with oil palm expanding in disparate landscapes with a strong focus on palm oil-based biodiesel; and small-scale growers and companies in Peru and Brazil offer contrasting ways of inserting oil palm into the Amazon. Nigeria and Cameroon represent African nations with traditional groves and old plantations in which foreign A‘land grabsA’ to establish new oil palm have recently occurred.Reyes E. 2014. RSPO: the road ahead for palm oil. Eco-Business. 15 January 2014 Reyes E. 2013. RSPO fires back at Greenpeace, calls report baseless. Eco- Business. 6 September 2013 ... News Watch National Geographic. 20 March 2012anbsp;...

Title:Managing oil palm landscapes
Author: Lesley Potter
Publisher:CIFOR - 2015-05-26

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