Contemporary land-use transitions: The global oil palm expansion

Publication: ResearchReport – Annual report year: 2012

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The present report aims at providing an overview of the magnitude and geographical distribution of oil palm cultivation. It also considers recent trends in the palm oil market and the future prospects for palm oil. By way of background, we briefly summarize the agroecological characteristics of oil palms. The main aim of the paper is, however, to present a quantitative overview of the extent of land transformations related to the global oil palm production.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2012
PublisherGLP International Project Office
Number of pages44
StatePublished
NameGLP Report
Number4
ISSN (print)1904-5069
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