last updated 24-Apr-2015
We envision a medium scale palm oil plantation and mill in Oyo State, Nigeria, including a 1000 hectare (2500 acre) plantation of Tenera-type hybrid oil palm trees producing 5 and 10 million kg of fresh fruit bunches of palm fruit per year, and a mill that will process this fruit to yield more than 1 million litres of cooking grade palm oil annually.
The American-Nigerian Palm Oil Producing Corporation was formed to help bring economic development to the people of rural Oyo State, Nigeria, to provide an example of ethical business conduct, and to assist The Good Samaritan Society of America in its vision to serve these people with education and health care. ANPOP is a for-profit enterprise that will, through its Nigerian subsidiary ANPOP-NAMPOP Ltd, provide jobs and economic stimulus to the area. Once profitable, ANPOP will make significant financial contributions to the programs of The Good Samaritan Society Mission in Fiditi, Nigeria.
Currently, we have planted approximately 200 acres with about 8,000 trees, which have begun to bear fruit. After producing approximately 100 litres of oil in 2010 and around 710 litres of oil in 2011, the 2012 harvest produced about 2280 litres of oil. The 2013 harvest is now complete, finishing at 6085 litres. Since early in 2012 we have been processing our own fruit, using semi-automated equipment purchased from NIFOR (Nigerian Institute For Oil-palm Research), and installed in our new building on the grounds of The Good Samaritan Society Mission Village. Our tractor and heavy duty disc harrow arrived in 2012 to help keep the farms free from fire and to facilitate additional crop farming in open spaces and spaces between the trees. See Photos for latest pictures. The mill operation video has also recently (Oct 2013) been updated with the latest footage - see the Videos page. The 2013 Annual Report has now been uploaded and is available on the Reports page.
The following graphs show how the harvest has been increasing exponentially and how the length of the harvest season has expanded. The trend continued into 2014, although with the increase beginning to approach a more modest rate of growth. We finished with just over 8000 litres of oil in 2014.
We finished 2014 with expenses just over projections, but with revenues falling well short. The main reasons for the revenue shortfall were three: 1) oil palm harvest below expectations, probably mostly weather-related; 2) lower than expected prices for other crops (especially maize and yams); and 3) more unsold inventory at the end of the year (oil, maize, yams and cassava) than planned.
2015 is off to a great start! Three months into the year, revenues and expenses are almost even, with revenues ahead and expenses under projections. The 2015 harvest is on track for a good year.
See the History page for a brief photo history of the project. More photos can be found on the Photos page, with a few detailed reports linked under Reports. Check out the Maps and the new Videos! Questions or comments? Go to the Contact Us page.
Here is a photo of our nursery. We have not had one for several years, but we have restarted one now with 12,000 seeds in anticipation of being able to sell the majority of the seedlings.