The plane touched down at Hoskins airport, West New Britain. I was here to take up a new job as an assistant manager at a palm oil plantation. I had never been to this part of the world or worked in palm oil before. It was a whole new experience for me, and so it… Continue reading A start in PNG
If you had asked me this question a few years ago I would have been pretty stumped. Like most people I vaguely understood that Palm Oil grew in the tropics, and that it had a bad press. If you had asked me what the oil palm fruit looked like, or how you harvested it I… Continue reading WHAT ON EARTH IS PALM OIL?
So I work in Tropical Agriculture, sounds great doesn’t it, how about I work in the Palm Oil Industry? All turn away in shock with images of homeless Orangutans, burning forests and drying peat bogs. It’s a complicated issue and to be honest, it’s too complicated for me to try deal with it all right… Continue reading Nambawan Post