Democratic Republic of Congo
With more than 80 million hectares of arable land, Congo is unquestionably one of Africa’s largest agricultural countries. Yet just 13.9% of its land is cultivated today.
The oil palm originates from the tropical rainforests of Central and West Africa, where it was semi-domesticated in a harvesting system. Palm oil is one of the main staple foods throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo and hence plays a key role in the daily diet of each Congolese citizen.