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25 April 2013
Organisation Palm Oil Research Institute

Sustainable investment for biofuel feedstocks: Oil palm

Presented as part of the seminar: South at the Steering Wheel – Improving sustainability in land investment for bioenergy in sub-Saharan Africa

29th May 2012, 08:00 – 17:30

Naturvårdsverket (Swedish EPA), Stockholm, Sweden

Speaker: Dr. Sylvester Dery, Palm Oil Research Institute (Ghana)

Sylvester Dery discusses Palm Oil bioenergy development issues as including

  • land acquisition (State or Community/Stool /family own lands, including purchase vs. outgrower schemes) or the use of abandoned/expired mining lands
  • land suitability regarding rainfall/climate, soil fertility and chemical contamination
  • legal protection of the investor and of the landowner
  • incentives as well for large scale investors (to facilitate transfer of capital, technology, skills and management) as for smallholders (to maintain the palms for e.g. 25 years)
  • Finding funding also for the provision of additional basic Infrastructure (e.g schools, electricity, water, roads) which in some cases should precede the creation of farms or plantations.
  • Facilitate interministerial collaboration on these issues.
  • Establishing and maintaining clear rules and regulations on environmental protection for a sustainable oil palm industry
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South at the Steering Wheel

The goal of the day is to use a number of presentations in the morning on related topics to develop a common base in the formation of guidelines for an informed update on crucial topics for...

29 May 2012
Stockholm, Sweden