Browsing: palm oil production in Africa

A tub of palm oil in Nimba County, Liberia. www.theexchange.africa
  • Palm oil production continues to grow each year, driven by increasing global demand.
  • The main producing countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Colombia.
  • In addition, the production of palm oil is also increasing in other countries, such as Nigeria, Brazil, and Ecuador.

The demand for palm oil is on the rise, and Africa is positioned to benefit from it. Palm oil production has been steadily increasing in recent years, with African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast leading the way. However, there are still many challenges that need to be addressed if Africa wants to close the gap between its current production levels and global demand for palm oil.

One of the challenges lies in infrastructure development within African countries. Adequate roads must be built so that farmers can transport their produce easily across borders. Access to finance needs to be fast-tracked so that farmers can invest more …