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  • Ivory Coast aims to double palm oil production by 2020
    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is seeking to double palm oil production to around 600,000 tonnes by 2020 but must first overcome opposition to the sector and gain access to land, government ministers said. Critics of the palm oil industry accuse it of undertaking a land grab in Africa that is damaging to the environment and reducing local food output in favour of export crops. ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Ivory Coast's drive to reclaim national parks may hit cocoa output
    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A drive by Ivory Coast authorities to reclaim land in national parks on which about 2,000 farmers have planted crops could hurt output of cocoa in the world's top producing nation, exporters said. Some 100 farmers were forcefully removed from plantations last week in the cocoa-producing region of Sassandra in the south of the country after the government said it planned to ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • EU, Ivory Coast combat illegal logging
    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 14 (UPI) -- The European Union said it signed a voluntary partnership agreement with Ivory Coast to combat the problem of illegal logging.
    June 14, 2013 - UPI

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