Sunflower in the global vegetable oil system: situation, specificities and perspectives

Etienne Pilorgé
2020 Oilseeds and fats, crops and lipids  
Sunflower is the third oilseed produced in the world, the fourth vegetable oil and third oilseed meal among protein feed sources. In the past decades, the competition has been tough on the very dynamic vegetable oils and oilseed meals markets, respectively driven by palm oil and soybean meal. The sunflower sector succeeded in maintaining its competitiveness through continuous innovation in genetics, cropping practices and research of added value leading to a higher market segmentation. This
more » ... mentation. This article establishes a picture of the past evolutions and present situation of the global sunflower sector and review potential development fields.
doi:10.1051/ocl/2020028 fatcat:dyiyeztdn5dedjs7uzvik2pyqq