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Growth in African palm creates opportunities but also problems for Guatemala. Restraint is required, experts say

Thursday, August 25, 2011


\ Guatemala has become the world’s leading producer per hectare of African palm. But success could lead to social and environmental problems.\ \ The African palm plantations are growing by 8,000 hectares a year, competing with other crops.\ \ Though Guatemala has enormous potential for African palm, uncontrolled expansion can generate problems.\ \ \ \ Original source (in Spanish): El Periódico\ \ \ \