top of page
  • Unconventional Ag

India’s Ruchi Soya Secures Investment Deal with Solidaridad to Increase Palm Oil Yield

Indian edible oil company, Ruchi Soya, has partnered with Netherlands-based Solidaridad to increase the palm oil yield from 50,000 contracted farming acres across five Indian states.

Under the memorandum of understanding, the four to five year project will entail an investment of €4.5 million (US$5 million), and will focus on increasing the yield of palm oil, while conserving water and generating employment, under the principals of the ‘Make in India’ and ‘More Crop per Drop’ initiatives.

Ruchi Soya will invest 55% of the total project investment, while Solidaridad will invest the remaining 45%, while also providing experts to advise growers on increasing production and conserving water through the use of best practices.

Currently, demand for edible oil in India stands between 19 and 20 million tons per year, of which 13 million tons is imported. Of the imports, 9 million tons is palm oil.

More on this story

NeverStop - 650x85.jpg
CPM Logo Image
LECO Ad Image
MOSOY-NovDecJan-1000 x825-02.png
UA News Subscribe Image


Contact Lynda Kiernan-Stone,

editor of Unconventional Ag News, to submit a story for consideration:

bottom of page