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Rope in small farmers as clusters, vegoil industry tells corporates

18 November 2011

HYDERABAD:

With oil imports are putting pressure on the economy, oil industry experts have asked corporate players to follow the example of Ghana, Indonesia and Malaysia to help improve vegetable oil production.

“They do not have very large holdings. They are small farmers but are roped into big clusters. This has actually made them global players in oil production,” Dr B.R. Gaikwad, Director and President (Special Projects) of the Mumbai-based VVF Limited, said.

He was delivering Dr K.T. Achaya Memorial Lecture on Corporate responsibility – sustainability of vegetable oil industry at the 66th annual convention of Oil Technologists’ Association of India. The two-day meeting was inaugurated on Friday at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)…..

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2639607.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home

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Written by csirindia

November 19, 2011 at 10:42 am

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