Oil palm economics
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CTA. 1987. Oil palm economics. Spore 9. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Economics of Oil Palm / Moll H.A.J. (1987) Department of Development Economics, Agricultural University Waqeningen, 208 pp
The oil palm originally came from the tropical rain forest of West Africa. It was brought by migrants and merchants from Senegal to Angola and also transported on slave trade ships to the New World and Asia. Regular trade in palm oil and kernels between West Africa and Europe started early in the 19th century. Oil palm production received renewed interest in the 1960's when many new plantations were started. Production in West Africa, still based primarily on semi-wild oil palms, but improved varieties greatly increased production in the Cote d'lvoire, Cameroon and Nigeria during the 1970's. Today, the oil palm is the major oil crop grown in developing untries. A recent book, entitled 'The Economics of Oil Palm', analyses the oil-palm industry and its role in the national economy of producing countries. Emphasis is placed on the micro-economic aspects of production, processing and marketing as well as the macro-economic situation in eight of the major producing Other monographs in this series are intended to bridge the gap between scientific agronomic information and precise data on production and trade. They include: 'The Economics of Coffee'(published in 1986); The economics of Maize'(under preparation) and 'The economics of Cotton' For further information, see: Moll H.A 9. (1987) 'The Economics of Oil Palm'. Department of Development Economics, Agricultural University Waqeningen, 208 pp Available from Pudoc - P O. Box 4 6700 AA Wageningen The Netherlands