CDB hosts statewide Trade Expo on ‘coconut farming, processing, value addition’
Coconut Development Board is hosting a statewide programme on ‘Scientific coconut farming, processing, and value addition’ from April 26 to May 1 for the benefit of coconut farmers as part of the nationwide campaign ‘Annadata Devo Bhava -Kisan Bhaghidari Prathmikta Hamari.’
The campaign will be inaugurated on a virtual platform by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar.
In Dhali, Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur district, and Hichachara, South Tripura, respectively, a Centre of Excellence in Coconut and a Farmer Training-cum-Administrative Building are being opened as part of the programme.
The Dhali Centre of Excellence in Coconut is aimed at demonstrating better coconut farming technologies and, in addition to knowledge transfer, will serve as a key source/supplier of coconut planting material across the country.
The establishment of the Coconut Training Centre in Tripura represents a watershed moment in the development of coconut farming in the northeastern states.
As part of the programme, some 80 seminars on various areas of coconut farming, processing, and value addition would be held.
A three-day virtual trade expo on coconut goods will also be held to highlight the many uses of coconut, which include food, sweeteners, beverages, and non-food items. It allows potential buyers and traders to take a tour of the many coconut products.