Back from the World Championships in Beijing, Belgian runner Anne Zagré explains the importance of palm oil and development in Africa. With a university background in economics, and most of her family working in agriculture in the Ivory Coast, Anne tells us about the positive impact that palm oil has in alleviating poverty and ensuring food security in the African continent. Discover more about Anne Zagre and palm oil here:… Read More
By using and consuming palm oil, I can feel as though I am participating in this oil’s development in Western Africa, even though at my level of consumption, it isn’t a huge amount.
I am from Burkina Faso, but I never had the opportunity to go there because my grandparents from my mother’s side migrated to Ivory Coast, a country where my mother, uncles, and cousins were born. I love … Read More
When I think about these championships, many mixed feelings come over me: relief, disappointment, joy, discouragement, but also hope. All of these feelings somewhat summarize all the emotional stages I went through. These world championships were, for me, the main goal of my season. And this is something that is not easy to manage because the success of my season depended on whether or not these championships went well. People … Read More
For me, palm oil was very much a cultural product growing up: I knew all about it, and was cooking with it from an early age. So I was familiar with why so many people around the world use palm oil as a healthy cooking oil.
However, for many people growing up in Belgium, perhaps they don’t know much about palm oil, and there is a lack of information because … Read More
My name is Anne and I’m 25. I’m a sprint athlete from Belgium. Here is a short video to show you more about my life, my training sessions and how I started running. I also cook a very nice recipe my mother often makes, using chicken and palm oil. It is a traditional dish from Burkina Faso, where my family is from. I hope you enjoy.