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Too Late to Plant Green Seed Among World's Forgotten Palm Oil Farmers?

When palm oil farmer Isnin Kasno eventually retires, his three children will turn their backs on the family's small plantation in Malaysia's southern state of Johor. Like many aging oil palm growers in Southeast Asia, the 58-year-old struggles to make ends meet from his 2 hectares (5 acres), and his adult children have little appetite for the physically demanding work and dwindling financial rewards. "It makes me very sad," said Kasno, who planted his land in 1983...

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