Can contemporary large-scale land investments play a role in reducing poverty and inequality? If so, what influences the outcomes? A new research project is gathering data on three farming models – contract farming, plantations and commercial farming areas – in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia.
Suitable land for palm-oil cultivation is running out in top producers Malaysia and Indonesia, which now account for about 85 percent of the global output. Wilmar is among several companies searching for land in West and Central Africa.