Will sustainable palm oil surge exclude small farmers?

by Megan Rowling

Among Ghana’s small-scale farmers, there’s a saying that if your cocoa crop fails, you may as well go back and tend your oil palm.That’s because oil palm is more resistant to pests and diseases, and provides a regular harvest throughout the year – as long as it is looked after properly, which is rare, according to Rosemary Addico who runs a program supporting farmers.