The Oil Palm 5th Edition



The oil palm is the world's most valuable oil crop. Its production has increased over the decades, reaching 56 million
tons in 2013, and it gives the highest yields per hectare of all oil crops. Remarkably, oil palm has remained profitable
through periods of low prices. Demand for palm oil is also expanding, with the edible demand now complemented by added
demand from biodiesel producers. The Oil Palm is the definitive reference work on this important crop. This fifth edition
features new topics - including the conversion of palm oil to biodiesel, and discussions about the impacts of palm oil
production on the environment and effects of climate change alongside comprehensively revised chapters, with updated
references throughout.