This year’s Short Story competition on ‘Smallholders and Oil Palm Plantation’ has opened across the globe. This competition which is being organized by the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), engages the communities and families living near or within the palm oil plantation in Indonesia, Malaysia and other oil palm producing countries globally. A total of 7,950 US Dollars will be expended as cash prizes on this year’s competition.
The CPOPC is an inter-governmental organization for palm oil producing countries. The Council was established on November 21, 2015, resulting from a genuine awareness of the need for mutual co-operation among palm oil producing nations.
Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s biggest palm oil producers, are the founding fathers of the Council. The two countries recognize the significant contribution of the palm oil sector in generating export revenue, raising the income level of rural small farmers, addressing poverty as well as creating employment and new business opportunities.
In the 2020 CPOPC Photo Competition, there were three (3) categories namely Economic Empowerment, Environment and Social Welfare. Miss Gloria Kyeremeh from Kofiase in the Ashanti Region won the 1st Position under the Economic Empowerment category while in the Social Welfare division, Mr. Samuel Avaala from Adum Bamso Estate of the Western Region placed the 2nd Position.
The competition is opened to the general public. Closing date for the submission of entries is Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Interested persons should please follow the following link to the official page of the Indonesian Consulate in Accra, Ghana for the full details including the available categories, competition rules as well as all the cash prizes at stake.
SHORT STORY WRITING COMPETITION ON SMALLHOLDERS’ LIFE – Prize Worth USD 7,950
Credit: Akukorku Media Consult