The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis): Research challenges beyond controversies

Rival Alain, Levang Patrice. 2015. The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis): Research challenges beyond controversies. Palms, 59 (1) : pp. 33-49.

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Abstract : Scientists certainly have a part to play in the debate over oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) cultivation, which has captured and polarized public opinion, kindled and undoubtedly shaped by the media. How can this palm be viewed as a "miracle plant" by both the agro-food industry in the North and farmers in the tropical zone, but a serious ecological threat by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) campaigning for the environment or the rights of indigenous peoples? The time has come to move on from this biased and often irrational debate, which is rooted in topical issues of contemporary society in the North, such as junk food, biodiversity, energy policy and ethical consumption. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Elaeis guineensis, Développement durable, Développement économique, Valeur ajoutée, Recherche agronomique, Utilisation, certification des plantes, Déboisement, forêt tropicale, Agroforesterie, Pauvreté, Intensification, Matière organique du sol, séquestration du carbone, Environnement socioéconomique, Impact sur l'environnement

Classification Agris : F01 - Crop husbandry
E14 - Development economics and policies
E21 - Agro-industry
K01 - Forestry - General aspects

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2014-2018) - Alimentation durable

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