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The palm oil market: growth and trends

Code: 9781838794606
Stefano Savi, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Malaysia

Chapter synopsis: For many years, palm oil has proved to be the most productive, highest yielding oil crops, with a yield 4 to 10 times higher than any other vegetable oil, a factor that has helped palm oil become the most consumed vegetable oil in the world. This chapter provides an overview of oil palm cultivation and palm oil production throughout the world, with a particular focus on Indonesia and Malaysia, and describes the growth of the palm oil industry and the nature of the global market for palm oil. The chapter also addresses the diverse ecological and social impacts of palm oil and suggests the directions that palm oil production might take in the future.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0018.01
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Oil palm cultivation and palm oil production 3 Regional oil palm production trends 4 Palm oil industry and market 5 Ecological impact of palm oil production 6 Social impacts 7 Conclusion and future trends 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

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