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Detail

Area
India
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Coconut palm
Date
01/09/2017
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Sector development measures
Description
Announced a 10-year plan to foster the development of coconut production in the State of Kerala, and considered setting up a committee to coordinate coconut-related activities of central and state-level agencies.
Notes
The Government of Kerala announced a 10-year plan to support the development of the state’s problem-stricken coconut sector. Growing farming costs, low productivity levels and stagnating incomes have been identified as main difficulties afflicting the sector. Complementing Kerala’s efforts, the Federal Government is planning to set up a committee to coordinate coconut related activities of central and state-level agencies, including the Agriculture Department, Kerala Agricultural University, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, the Coconut Development Board and Kerafed (the apex co-operative federation of coconut farmers in Kerala and India’s largest producer of coconut oil).