NAREI finalising plan to revitalise coconut industry

The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is in the process of finalising a 2020 plan that will address replenishing the ageing coconut plantation industry as there is an urgent need to replant with improved varieties.

NAREI CEO Dr Oudho Homenauth made this announcement during a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), a report said. He said that the plan will examine replenishing the coconut industry through improving the varieties or through fertilisation and the management of pests and diseases. It will also examine maintaining the estates.

Meanwhile, this year the institute will focus on a number of areas to advance the industry such as improving the quality of virgin coconut oil, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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