Artisanal millers vs. industrial plantations in Cameroon’s palm oil paradox

BOGOR, Indonesia — For generations, villagers in Cameroon have been pounding the bright orange fruits of the oil palm to release the strongly flavored red oil — a key ingredient of local cuisine. Now, many communities have mechanized this process, using artisanal mills powered by car or motorbike engines — mills that are so profitable,... Read more

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