Oil Palm The Golden Crop is a unique tree with higher economic value. It is a perennial plant belonging to family Palmae and sub family Cocoideae. It is scientifically named as Elaeis guineensis. Oil palm covers 2% of total cultivated lands in the world. 22% of the world’s total oil requirement is fulfilled by oil palm and it is the most widely produced edible oil in the world. Palm oil is an edible product derived from the oil palm fruit. Palm oil is produced by many developing countries involved in this industry to get rid of poverty.
Since the introduction of tea to Sri Lanka by the Scotsman James Taylor in 1867 the cultivation developed from the pioneering heterogeneous seedling varieties to the more popular vegetative propagated cultivars that had the distinct characteristics to add value to the beverage. Watawala has since been maintaining a healthy balance in its tea gardens detailed out here below in ensuring that its produce attracts the more quality conscious and discerning customers.