Mr Julius Egbedi, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources at a roundtable on Sustainable Oil Palm
Production in Asaba, said the CBN OPDI, when implemented would increase wealth and promote economic growth in the state and the country.
The date palm
used to make Indian and Burmese palm
sugar (also called jaggery) dates back to 4,000 BC and is thought to have originated in Africa.
'I don't think that India will do this and I doubt that the current import duty on refined palm
oil, which is at 45 per cent, will increase because we have the agreement with India and you cannot go beyond the agreed quantum without discussion.
He has a stand showing beautifully packed-solid palm
sugar in palm
leaves and fresh sweet sugar taken down from the palm
In a Facebook post, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said palm
oil imports from the two Southeast Asian countries spiked by 10 fold over the last three years, eating up the market share of local farmers.
"Last year, we already imported more than one million metric tons of palm
oil oleans and this is not enough, that's why we need to utilize another one million hectares palm
plantation to support our local market," stressed the region's top DTI 13 official.
Iceland has pledged to remove palm
oil from all of its own-brand food by the end of the year.
In his presentation, Director Tri Purnajaya said that there were at least three things that underlie the need for strengthening the national palm
Why cultivate palm
oil and expand areas devoted to it,' KMP Chairman Danilo Ramos said in a statement.
More than 150 participants in the palm
oil and food business in Pakistan attended the event.
The restaurant has been using 'minyak' palm
olein imported from Malaysia.