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Oil Palm, The Prodigal Plant, Is Coming Home To Africa. What Does That Mean For Forests?

Oil palm evolved in Western Africa, but it took root in Southeast Asia, where it's driving a $60 billion-per-year industry but leading to the destruction of forests across the country. Now West African countries like Ghana are scaling up their production, and Samuel Avaala says they can do so while reviving, rather than destroying, their forests.

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