Coconut Community Farmers' Conference

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On October 14, 2022, the 'Coconut Community Farmers' Conference' was organised in Coimbatore.

Important facts

  • Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the Conference. 

  • Tomar said that the government would continue to provide all possible assistance to the farmers in the coastal states to promote coconut cultivation in the country.

  • Efforts made in the field of research and development in recent years have resulted in the development of new technologies in farming and processing as well as improvements in existing technologies.

  • With the increase in the number of coconut based industries in the country, new products and employment opportunities are also increasing.

  • The contribution of coconut cultivation in the agricultural economy is very important. India is a leader in coconut cultivation.

Coconut production in India

  • India is one of the third largest producers of coconut in the world.

  • Tamil Nadu ranks first in coconut processing activities.

  • Coimbatore ranks first in terms of area under coconut cultivation, where coconut is cultivated in an area of 88,467 hectares.

  • Support is being provided for setting up 537 new processing units in India with a processing capacity of 3,638 million coconuts per annum, of which 136 are in Tamil Nadu.

  • Indonesia is the world's leading coconut producer, The Philippines is the world's second largest producer of coconuts.

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