20 Mar 2017

Pacific urged to unlock coconut potential

From , 4:05 pm on 20 March 2017

A lot more work needs to be done to harness the rising economic potential of coconuts, according to the Pacific Community.

Coconut industry representatives from a number of Pacific countries were in Thailand last week to learn how Asian countries have formed their coconut industries.

The head of the SPC's coconut industry development programme, Karen Mapusua, says the Pacific's coconut production is currently very limited, and expanding it could prove very lucrative.

She told Jamie Tahana that the coconut can be utilised in many ways.

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