This study was carried out in three major palm oil basins in Cameroon located around the oil palm agro-industrial zones of Eseka, Lobe and Dibombari, respectively in Centre, South-West and Littoral regions of the Republic of Cameroon.
These regions meet the required biophysical conditions for the growth and development of oil palm. These conditions as put forth by Better Crops International (1999) include:
High temperatures all year round, between 25-28° C.
Sufficient sunshine: At least five hours of sun per day.
High precipitation: Evenly distributed rainfall 1,800 – 2,400 mm/year without dry spells for more than 90 days; higher rainfall...