Where does palm oil come from ?
Oil palm does best in a moist, tropical climate. That is why it is grown in Southeast Asia, as well as in Africa (around the Gulf of Guinea) and Latin America. Malaysia and Indonesia are the main palm oil producers, representing 87% of the global supply.
Millions of people in these countries make a direct or indirect livelihood from oil palm cultivation. It has made it possible for local populations to escape poverty in the space of a generation, giving them access to modern infrastructures such as roads, sanitation networks, healthcare networks, schools, and more.