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Climate change affecting oil palm agronomy, and oil palm cultivation increasing climate change, require amelioration

  • Ecology and Evolution, (In Press), 2018

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Abstract

Palm oil is used in various valued commodities and is a large global industry worth over US$ 50 billion annually. Oil palms (OP) are grown commercially in Indonesia and Malaysia and other countries within Latin America and Africa. The large-scale land-use change has high ecological, economic, and social impacts. Tropical countries in particular are affected negatively by climate change (CC) which also has a detrimental impact on OP agronomy, whereas the cultivation of OP increases CC. Amelioration of both is required. The reduced ability to grow OP will reduce CC, which may allow more cultivat ...

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