Growing oil palms and harvesting their fruits provides a major source of income for 3-4 million smallholder farmers who depend partly or solely on palm oil for their livelihoods.
As oil palms can be harvested all year-round, their cultivation provides families in tropical areas with a steady source of income. In producer countries, the crop can be crucial in the battle against poverty and plays a vital role in the improvement of socio-economic conditions in rural areas.
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Palm oil production often improves smallholder and farmer livelihoods.
Palm oil production can generate employment for landless laborers and small-scale entrepreneurs.
Palm oil production can improve rural infrastructure.
Sustainable palm oil production addresses social problems such as worker’s rights and land conflicts associated with palm oil production.