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A working paper investigating the agro-ecological conditions where oil palm is presently cultivated in southern Myanmar and where it could be further developed. The researchers compiled a spatial database from diverse sources (data provided), and used Geographic Information System tools to identify the distribution of reported palm plantings. Relative suitability for oil palm was determined by examining the distribution of cleared and planted land across the full range of locally occurring rainfall, moisture stress and elevation values. The research was conducted as a contribution to assessing the long term commercial viability of Myanmar’s oil palm industry, as well as its social and environmental impacts.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Agriculture
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • Palm oil
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Unclear copyright
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Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Saxon, Earl
Co-author (individual) Sheppard, Stuart
Publication place Yangon, Mynamar
Publisher Fauna & Flora International
Publication date 2014
Pagination 22 p.
Date uploaded June 10, 2015, 09:15 (UTC)
Date modified June 25, 2015, 08:09 (UTC)