If these responses materialise and increase the awareness for the need for Europeans not to discriminate against palm oil
, this idea of boycott will not be carried out,' he was quoted saying.
'During the meeting, it was agreed on that the TWG will draft recommendations on the rationalization of palm oil
exports to the Philippines,' he added.
Pinol also recommended that Malaysia and Indonesia verify reports that some of their palm oil
products are being smuggled to the Philippines.
The agency particularly found out that the country's palm oil
imports from Malaysia and Indonesia grew to 200 million kilos in 2017 alone.
Malaysia has been railing against EU anti-palm oil measures since December, when French lawmakers voted to remove palm oil
from the country's bio-fuel scheme from next January.
The Artisanal Palm Oil
Millers and Out-growers Association of Ghana, currently, has about 3,000 registered members across the country, predominantly in the 10 oil producing regions in such as the Ashanti, Eastern, Volta, Oti, Central, Western, Western North, Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo.
"There is a huge demand and supply chain for palm oil
product so it is about educating the network and raising awareness where we can.
Kiki Taufik, head of Greenpeace Southeast Asia's Indonesia forests campaign, claimed: "It's outrageous that despite promising to clean up its palm oil
almost ten years ago, Mondelez is still trading with forest destroyers.
has been particularly controversial recently, especially with the release of Iceland's Christmas advert which was banned from being shown on TV because it was deemed "too political".
Iceland Christmas advert 2018 BANNED: Watch the palm oil
ad that will never be shown on TV
'The success of palm oil
diplomacy depends on the involvement of all stakeholders at the national and regional levels in order to produce an inclusive diplomacy.
Notably, palm oil
products are used inconsumer retail food and fast food manufacturers,personal care and cosmetics products, biofuel and energy products, animal feed products, pharmaceuticals, industrialutilization, food services as well as the service industry.