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BUSINESS

Did you know who discover palm oil.

Origin of palm oil. The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) originated from West Africa, where evidence of its use as a staple food crop dates as far back as 5,000 years. There is even evidence in Egyptian tombs of people being buried with casks of palm oil, reflecting the high societal value attributed to the product. Needless to say, with origins in West Africa and evidence of consumption in Egypt, palm oil can be considered one of the earliest traded commodities. While palm oil was ubiquitous in West Africa, th

  2 years ago ago
Did you know who discover palm oil.

TRAVEL

The importance of transport and communication to commerce

Transport is in many ways the life-blood of a nation’s economy; without it, no interchange of goods or people would be possible. The necessity that such interchange should become as cheap and safe and quick as possible has caused increasingly dramatic developments over centuries in both transportation methods and routes: from the slow, vulnerable camel caravans crossing the deserts of Africa and Asia to modern jet planes circling the world in twenty-four hours. Efficient, up-to-date transport and communications

  2 years ago ago
The importance of transport and communication to commerce