Imo Int'l Conference Center, Owerri, Imo State
Nigeria is the 5th largest producer of palm oil in the world and the largest in Africa. Palm produce especially oil and kernel used to contribute highly to the Gross Domestic Product before the discovery of crude oil in Nigeria. It used to be one of the mainstay of the nation’s economy. With a well-developed palm oil industry, Nigeria can export the product and earn foreign exchange which will be a boost to her economy diversification policy. Palm plantation is expected to increase annually in Nigeria in the next 5-7 years to achieve the over 3,000,000 hectare of land experts say would lead to her self-sufficiency in oil palm and allied products production to meet demands..