Commerce: Help bigger palm oil yields to save land

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Technological innovation in oil-palm farming could help both to boost yields of palm oil and to reduce deforestation, but only if higher productivity causes palm-oil prices to drop sufficiently to discourage additional cultivation. If prices stay high, the demand for land is likely to go up in the push for ever-larger profits.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/544416d
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