Soumis à des contraintes d’espace, les groupes asiatiques multiplient les accords en Afrique. Si le pari est parfois risqué, les perspectives de la demande mondiale en huile de palme leur laissent entrevoir un fort retour sur investissement.
African and South American palm oil players are flocking to join the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, highlighting a growing trend of the industry’s rapid expansion outside main producing region Southeast Asia
Indonesia, the world's No.1 palm oil producer, signed into law a 2-year freeze on new permits that may prompt palm oil firms to seek new ways to grow supply to meet rising demand from India and China, such as buying more land in Africa
Southeast Asian palm oil firms like Malaysia's Sime Darby and Singapore's Golden Agri Resources are backpacking to Africa, in what could be the planet’s next trend-setter in inter-continental resource trade.