An Initial Paper On Oil Palm Plantation In Opol


Oil palm (Elaeisguineensis) is a native West African plant which has been traditionally used as food, medicine, woven material and wine. In Western Africa, oil palm has been grown and harvested by small-scale planters who undertake small scale diversified agro-forestry in an environmentally-friendly process. In the Philippines, the history of the operations oil palm plantations date back to 1963 and has been operating predominantly in the provinces Southern Philippines at the island of Mindanao (Alternate Forum for Research in Mindanao, 2011). The Menzi Agricultural Corporation in Basilan province was the first oil palm plantation in the Philippines that spanned 280 hectares. In 1967, Kenram Industries operated in 1,600 hectares of land plus an additional 3,300 hectares from affiliated outgrowers in Sultan Kudarat province. In the 1980s, the National Development Corporation (NDC) and the Kumpulan Guthrie Sendiran Berhad merged to operate an 8,000 hectare oil palm plantation in Agusandel Sur province. From the NDC and Guthrie Plantations (NGPI) emerged the NDC-Guthrie Estate, Inc. (NGEI). In 1988, the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law has distributed the lands of NGEI among farm-workers. In 1991, 40% of the palm oil mill of NGPI and NGEI was purchased by Filipinas Palmoil Plantations, Inc. (FPPI), a Filipino-Indian-Malaysian owned company. In 1993, AGUMIL Philippines, Inc., a Filipino-Singaporean-Malaysian owned company operated an oil mill in Agusandel Sur. In 1994, FPPI purchased the remaining 60 percent of the properties of NDC. They expanded to an additional 1,600 hectares and have increased the number of their outgrowers.

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Title: An Initial Paper On Oil Palm Plantation In Opol
Authors: KALUMBAY Regional Lumad Organization
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas Northern Mindanao Region (KMP-NMR)
Rural Missionaries Of The Philippines Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR)
Tags: palm oil plantation
farmers
mono-cropping
indigenous peoples
land
environmental
Date: 17-Oct-2011
Publisher: KALUMBAY Regional Lumad Organization, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas Northern Mindanao Region (KMP-NMR) and Rural Missionaries Of The Philippines Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR)
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/522
Weblink: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/attachments/OPOL_Oil_Palm_Primer.pdf
Category Type: Reports
Appears in Sub-Collections:Agrarian Reform

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