We visited the Besease Community Centre Oil Processor Plant – a Palm Oil Project where we saw how this group of communities are using the proceeds from the oil sales to support the community. We were greeted first by the children:

children from the besease oil project1

Every part of the Palm seed is used including the left over fibre for burning as fuel.

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Steve Portner & Mark Britton with the chiefs of the villages involved in the Palm Oil Project. When asked to comment on the changes they had experienced the chief said: “Now that people have seen success, when I beat the drum they rush to work” and “ Any time there are things we do not understand we ask the women and they explain it to us.” Talk about change in mind set and a strong sense of community!

steve portner mark britton from jmj