Olam achieves sustainability certification for oil palm plantation in Gabon

GABON – Olam International, a multinational food and agri-business company, has achieved Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification for its Mouila Lot 3 palm plantation in Gabon.  RSPO, an organisation consisting of players in the […]

MTN Foundation commissions new palm oil processing plant in Ghana

GHANA – The Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) Foundation, the economic empowerment arm of the mobile network provider, has commissioned GH¢740,000.00 (US$143571) palm oil processing plant in Ashanti Region, Ghana. The oil palm processing facility is […]

Ghanaian association launches out-grower scheme to promote sustainable oil palm industry

GHANA – The Artisanal Palm Oil Millers and Out-grower Association Ghana, has launched a one million oil palm seedling projects that aims to promote sustainability in the industry. Dubbed as “Promoting a Sustainable Oil Palm […]

IDC Zambia launches palm out-grower scheme to boost local capacity

ZAMBIA – Industrial Development Group of Zambia (IDC), which controls the majority stake at ZamPalm Ltd, has launched palm out grower scheme as part company’s ambitions to boost palm oil production capacity in the country. […]

Solidaridad implements initiative to boost cocoa and palm oil production

SIERRA LEONE – The social and ecological development network Solidaridad is working on two projects with an aim of improving cocoa and palm oil production in Sierra Leone. According to the Concord, the successful implementation […]

National Microfinance Bank to finance palm oil cultivation to cut on imports

TANZANIA – The National Microfinance Bank of Tanzania has ventured into financing palm oil cultivation with an aim to increase production as well as cover deficit met through imports. Daily News reports that the bank […]

COMESA to mediate milk and palm oil trade dispute between Kenya and Zambia

KENYA – Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) plans to mediate a trade dispute between Kenya and Zambia over long-standing barrier on milk and palm oil exports, reports Lusaka Times. Speaking to journalists […]

Palm oil plantations across Africa forecast to rise as demand increases, study says

AFRICA – A new study forecasts a rise in palm oil plantations across Africa as the global demand for the commodity continues to grow, as the continent offers the low-lying tropical ecosystems palm oil prefers, […]

Agriculture bank to provide affordable loans for improved palm oil production

TANZANIA – Tanzania Agriculture Development Bank (TADB) has pledged to provide affordable loans to small-scale farmers with a focus on enhancing palm farming and production of edible oil in the country, reports Daily News. The […]

RSPO reinstates Nestlé’s certificates and membership status

ASIA – The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has reinstated Nestlé S.A.’s membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Nestle earlier in June had […]