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Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm, vol 1

Stefano Savi, Stéphane Guéneau, Yuen May Choo, YewAi Tan, Ahmad Dermawan, Otto Hospes, Patrice Levang, Estelle Jaligot, N Rajanaidu, Benoit Cochard, Tristan Durand-Gasselin, Meilina Abdullah, Rajinder Singh, Pek Lan Chan, Maizura Ithnin, Umi Salamah Ramli, Denis J Murphy, Christopher Teh Boon Sung, Jean-Pierre Caliman, Bernard Dubos, Didier Snoeck, Jean-Marc Roda () and Alain Rival

in Selected Books from CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40

Abstract: Oil palm is widely cultivated in tropical countries for use in food processing, personal care products and other applications such as biodiesel. Cultivation faces a range of challenges such as its environmental impact (e.g. in deforestation and biodiversity loss) as well threats from pests and diseases. There is an urgent need to make oil palm cultivation more efficient and environmentally sustainable. This collection reviews the key research addressing this challenge. Volume 1 begins by reviewing trends in production and key challenges facing the sector. Part 2 focusses on developments in understanding oil palm physiology, genetics and genetic diversity and their application to improved breeding techniques. The final part of the book discusses developments in cultivation practices. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert authors, this collection will be a standard reference for researchers, oil palm growers, palm oil processors as well as government and non-governmental agencies responsible for more sustainable oil palm cultivation. Volume 1 is accompanied by Volume 2 which covers pests and diseases, quality and sustainability issues

Keywords: agricultural geopolitics; trade; economics; palm oil (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
Edition: 1
ISBN: 9781786761040
Note: 425 pp.
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