Palm oil is a vegetable oil that comes from the mesocarp of the oil palm fruit. The oil is utilised in food production, cosmetics, and as a biofuel. Oil palm is present in 75% of the food we eat, and palm oil accounts for nearly 43% of all oils produced from oil crops worldwide.

Environmentalists have expressed worry about the usage of palm oil because of deforestation in the tropics, where palms are cultivated, and it has also been identified as a role in societal issues because of charges of human rights violations among palm producers. Through the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Shaliron company founded in 2010 will generate more sustainable and ethical palm oil production. In addition, to assist smallholder farmers in obtaining RSPO accreditation smallholder will also benefits from our seedlings distribution, Good Agricultural Practices, Fertilizers and Agrochemicals distribution.

If chain players, promoters, and MDAs wake up to the difficulties confronting oil palm production in Nigeria, the nation would become the world’s top producer.

Oil palms were utilised by people 5,000 years ago, but the value of planting oil palm trees was unknown. Oil palm was assumed to have been imported to Egypt by merchants in the 1800s by archaeologists, but there was no substantial evidence for this.

Palm oil has long been recognized in West and Central African countries, where it was thought to have originated, and is widely used as a cooking oil. This oil palm is purchased by European merchants trading with West Africa for use as a cooking oil in Europe.

During the British Industrial Revolution, British traders sought for palm oil for use as an industrial lubricant for machinery.

Palm oil is used in the production of soap by major brands such as Lever Brothers’ (now Unilever) “Sunlight” soap and the American Palmolive brand.

Nigeria, which was the world’s first-largest palm oil producer in 1934, was the third-largest producer in 2018, and is currently the fifth-largest producer.

There is even conjecture that Nigerian oil palm output would take the seventh-largest world production of oil palm globally. From projection, Nigeria’s oil palm production is declining sharply on the worldwide market.The focus in West African nations would move from oil palm exports to cocoa production during the next five years.

If oil palm is to remain a viable business in West Africa, actors along the oil palm value chain must be awakened.

We are aware of the financial implications of oil palm cultivation. A farmer requires at least a million naira to cultivate an acre of oil palm. However, thanks to our oil palm initiative, smallholder farmers may now quickly enter the oil palm industry while spending very little money.

Farmers will be taught in best management practices, and they will be able to obtain financing at a low interest rate.

Access to market is one of the most important challenges that oil palm farmers confront. Thanks to our partners and investors, farmers may now have free access to the market, where their produce can be sold at a profit margin.

We are well aware of the issue of land rights, deforestation, and other socioeconomic, political, and climate challenges in the oil palm business, and we are working to establish a multistakeholder platform at the state, local government, and community level to enable effective control of these issues.

As we engage and interact with law makers, stakeholders, chain players, promoters, and MDAs at the national and state levels, policies that encourage oil palm production among women and youth in the country will be supported.