Workshop for coconut growers held

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9 Oct 2018

The Department of Agriculture organized a workshop for coconut growers at Campbell Bay on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, the Assistant Director (Agri) stressed on formation of Commodity Information Groups to prevent exploitation of farmers by private agencies and to ensure adequate earnings through coconut farming. Around 15 farmers from different parts of the area attended the workshop. Speakers on the occasion informed about technologies available for increasing productivity of coconut in the islands. They also spoke about value addition in coconut farming and machinery for processing. They also informed about different by-products of coconut like Coconut oil, virgin oil, coir etc.