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17 May 2010

Palm oil giants explore seeds in Angola

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World`s major palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia will be cooperating in the exploration of oil palm seeds in Angola, Africa, Indonesian national news agency Antara reported, quoting a senior official said.

Director General for Plantations of the Ministry Agriculture, Achmad Mangga Barani said here on Sunday that the efforts would be made in the African country to find quality seeds for to be raised at home.

He said that oil palm hailed from Africa and Angola was one of the countries which owned high quality seeds so that Indonesia and Malaysia were willing to explore oil palm’s germ plasm in the western African country.

"Last year, Indonesia conducted oil palm germ plasm exploration in Cameroon. This year we will explore it in Angola in cooperation with Malaysia," the director general said.

He said that the exploration efforts would be facilitated by the government but be financed by the private sector, among others PT London Sumatera, PT Sofindo, PT Sampoerna, PT BTN and PPKS.

Indonesia and Malaysia as two world’s major palm oil producers were willing to improve the quality of their products, the director general said.


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