In the northern region of Honduras, in Lean and Aguán Valleys, in an area of 17 thousand hectares, African Palm Oil is cultivated. During the First Palm Oil Regional Congress, held in Tela, Honduras, in July 2012, it was known that nowadays, worldwide, there are several needs in the palm oil plantations. Among them, we can mention the need to increase and improve soil fertility; to implement a decisive, environmentally sustainable and profitable, solution for the disposal of oil extraction waste; rationalize chemical fertilization through an effective nutrients recycling; to decrease the environmental impact; increase productivity; improve the health and general condition of the palms; improve soil water retention; and, to activate the mechanisms of natural defenses of the soil and the palms.
As indicated above, in the plantations of Palm Oil in the Lean Valley, in the Municipality of Esparta, Atlántida Department, a new agro-technology called humified compost production is being promoted. With this process, the company Exportadora del Atlántico, manages to reduce, in a high level, the environmental impacts of palm oil waste production, improving at the same time the soils to raise the quality and quantity of the crop for agricultural exports.
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