last updated 05May13
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 underway, and is on track to be more than double last year's total. We are now processing our own fruit, using semi-automated equipment purchased from NIFOR (Nigerian Institute For Oil-palm Research), and installed in our new building (still in final stages of construction) on the grounds of The Good Samaritan Society Mission Village. Our tractor and heavy duty disc harrow arrived last year 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.
Latest update - we now have our own truck to facilitate transport of the fruit to the processing center, and have installed pipes to bring water from the new TGSSA bore hole to the processing plant. A link to a photo album of the well drilling is also on the Photos page. The following graphs show how the harvest has been increasing exponentially and how it is tracking so far this year compared to 2012.
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 our new (new to us, that is) truck! With the anticipated volume of fruit over the next few months, without our own truck we would surely fail to bring all the fruit in to the mill.