More than 30 year ago, Patrice Levang, today a Ph.D. and world-renowned researcher and advocate of successful smallholder farming models, arrived in Indonesia at the beginnings of the Indonesian Oil Palm development strategy. The Oil Palm strategy has been economically very successful. There are also many concerns, but Oil Palm has created prosperity among previously poor rural people.

Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is developing a sustainable palm oil industry in West Africa, at once meeting growing global demand and lifting a nation out of poverty.

With limited resources and only nine coaches, a group from Taylor University made its way to Butaw, Liberia, in partnership with the Golden Veroleum Liberia Elementary School.

For this deployment, the goal was to have a four day mathematics workshop for the students in order to examine the effectiveness of KA Lite in rural Liberian schools. Read more...


Liberia is losing up to two percent of its forest cover every year. The threat of deforestation is real with about 70 percent of the population involved in slash-and-burn farming, according to an official of Liberia's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as reported by France 24 news, from Agence France Presse correspondents.

SINOE COUNTY, Liberia – In an exertion to providing unrestricted flow of movables and amenities between Butaw and Tarjuowon districts in Sinoe County, Golden Veroleum Liberia has begun reconditioning the 45-kilometer road linking the two districts.

On assignment by Golden Veroleum (Liberia), Inc. (GVL) from the 5th of December 2013 to the 7th of January 2014, the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) led a chimpanzee and large mammal survey in the Kpayan district Gross Concession area.

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