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Ecuador Bets on Palm Oil as Next Cash Crop

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Ecuador is hosting its first business conference on palm oil, bringing together several prominent international experts to discuss the development and future of palm oil in the country.

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Original Article Text From America Economia via Google Translate :

Palm Growers In The Region In Ecuador Discussed The Industry’s Problems

From Tuesday until Friday March 30 is made ​​in Ecuador the Third Latin American Conference on Sustainable RSPO for Palm Oil. This event was attended by representatives of twelve countries of the region to promote a more sustainable pattern of production of oil palm in Latin America.

The conference will bring together for the first time in Ecuador to the best international experts on issues of sustainable agriculture, agro-industry efficiency, renewable energy, biofuels and sustainable development to discuss the development and future of the oil palm sector at regional and global levels.

The main speakers will be Veronica Sion, Minister of Industry and Productivity, Marcela Aguinaga, Minister of Environment, Yolanda Kakabadse, president of the World World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Darrel Webber, secretary general of RSPO based in Malaysia, Jens Mesa Dishington Chief Executive FEDEPALMA Colombia.

The event aims to Ecuador soon count palm oil certified sustainable source.

The Ecuadorian oil palm sector is an important productive network that contributes to food security, generating nearly 2% of the country’s GDP, 15% of agricultural GDP and supports over 170,000 jobs directly and indirectly.

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