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Did you know that palm oil is the world's highest-yielding and least expensive vegetable oil?

Why palm oil?

Palm oil, one of the most efficient oil crops per hectare, is cost-effective and versatile in food, cosmetics, and industry. It is vital for the economies of producing countries, supporting millions. However, palm oil production raises serious environmental and social issues, like deforestation and labour concerns, highlighting the need for sustainable practices.

Yield efficiency: Palm oil has the highest yield per hectare, over 3.6 tonnes per hectare annually.
Diverse applications: Utilised in numerous products, from food items to beauty products.
Economic role: Supports economies of producing countries, affecting millions of jobs.
Challenges: Production leads to deforestation, with over 26 million hectares affected, and labour issues.

What are the challenges?

Palm oil production faces significant challenges. Environmental impacts like deforestation and loss of biodiversity are major concerns. Socially, it's linked to issues such as land disputes, human rights violations, and labour abuses. Additionally, peatland conversion for plantations contributes substantially to climate change through increased carbon emissions.

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Madam Nisa and her fourteen hectares of land

Palm Oil is one of the World’s most popular ingredients. Used in many everyday products, from chocolate to cosmetics, global demand for this fast growing crop has increased explosively since the nineteen nineties. But, while fuelling economies, the palm oil revolution has had a devastating impact on tropical forests: On Borneo, one o...

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