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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Major Producers of Palm Oil and Beef
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Indonesia and Malaysia are major
producers of palm oil: in 2006 these
two countries accounted for 85 per cent of total world production and 88 per cent of global exports (FAO
2008). Over the past decade, the area
covered by oil palms in Indonesia has
quadrupled, covering 4.1 million hectares
in 2006 (FAO 2008). In Latin America, cattle ranches are
expanding rapidly (FAO 2007a) and,
according to one study, accounted
for an estimated 70 per cent of deforestation
in Brazil in 2007 (Malhi et al.