Commercial Agriculture: Cure or curse? Malaysian and African experience contrasted

Palm oil production could be key in solving rising food costs

Summary:

  • After many years of flat-lining, world food prices rose dramatically in the last years of the first decade of the twenty-first century. This applies to all the major world foodstuffs and the impact has been felt especially by the poor.
  • Increases in the world’s population and improvements in living standards are likely to put further pressure on food prices in coming decades.
  • An important pote