Does palm oil benefit big multinational companies ?
« On an ecological level, we know that there is the issue of transportation and a whole lot of things. I know it involves lands that turned into…that were completely burned. This production is done at the expense of the local populations, and for me, that’s bad. »
Answer from Alain Rival, CIRAD researcher
« First, it must be said that 60% of the world’s surfaces devoted to oil palm cultivation are farmed by family farmers, by small growers. So small farmers are key players in the development of the oil palm. It’s a misconception to think that large operations are the only ones that cultivate the oil palm. »