13,000 Tonnes Of Palm Oil Produced In 2014
16,633 Hectares Of Oil Palm Replanted Since 2010
Feronia Directly Employs Over 3,600 People
All Of Feronia's Produce Is Sold Locally In The DRC
Feronia is an agribusiness operating in the DRC. It consists of three oil palm plantations, the first of which was established in 1911, and an arable farming operation. Feronia’s primary objective when it acquired its palm oil business in 2009 was to save the plantations from the brink of extinction. Today, after years of substantial investment, the future of the business is secure and we are working to make a meaningful and long-term contribution to the future of the DRC.
The operating environment in DRC is challenging. Businesses must deal with the day-to-day realities of an economy and society ravaged by years of conflict and underinvestment. The poor state of infrastructure in the country, particularly in the regions in which we operate, creates additional challenges.
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Palm oil has a poor reputation, in many ways deserved, because of its links to deforestation, the displacement of people and animals, and the destruction of ecosystems. Because Feronia is operating on long-established brownfield sites, the issues commonly associated with palm oil are not relevant here:
- Zero Deforestation
- Established Plantations
- 100% Brownfield
- All production sold locally