Sime Darby

Asian palm oil: limited supply

Industry giants such as Malaysia’s Sime Darby and Singapore’s Olam and Wilmar International are scrambling for fresh space in equatorial Africa.

L'Afrique aiguise les appétits

Fusions-acquisitions, achats de terres, coentreprises… Le continent attire des investisseurs venus de toute la planète, assurés d’y trouver la réponse à des besoins mondiaux en nourriture qui ne cessent d’augmenter. Tour d’horizon d’un grenier en devenir.

Sime Darby on lookout for land

The world's biggest listed palm oil firm, is on the lookout for more land, in a move sure to fuel the global grab for arable land as food prices remain high.

Sime Darby unit eyes more estates in Africa

Sime Darby Bhd, which owns 220,000ha of oil palm estates in Liberia, plans to strengthen its presence on the African continent and is eyeing more land in Cameroon, Congo and South Africa. The expansion is part of a long-term strategy to double planted areas to one million hectares and be nearer to the growing markets of Europe and the US.