Wednesday, October 4, 2017

field palm destroys forest in Gabon

The biggest plans under way are those of Singapore-based Olam International, whose Olam Palm Gabon is targeting export earnings of $625m, which is the approximate size of the country’s yearly food import bill. Other moves in the market include India’s 3F Oil Palm Agrotech’s intention to invest $200m in greenfield operations, while SIAT Gabon, a subsidiary of Belgium-based Société d’Investissement pour l’ Agriculture Tropicale, is looking to exit. The IMF believes that planned investments in cash crops will help GDP growth recover from 3.2% for 2016 to 5% in the medium term.

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