The Coconut Development Board is organising a nationwide programme on “Scientific coconut cultivation, processing, and value addition” from April 26 to May 1 for the good thing about coconut farmers as a part of the nationwide marketing campaign “Annadata Devo Bhava -Kisan Bhaghidari Prathmikta Hamari.”
The programme shall be launched on a digital platform by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar.
Awareness seminars on the subject of ‘Scientific coconut cultivation, processing, and worth addition’ shall be held on the nationwide, state, and district ranges, in addition to on the degree of Farmer Producer Organizations, for the good thing about all the coconut farming neighborhood within the nation.
The programme will contain roughly 20000 coconut farmers. The Campaign is being organised in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), CPCRI, state agriculture, horticulture, and farmer producer organisations. Four state-level programmes shall be held in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, and Goa.
Kerala, Lakshadweep, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Bihar, West Bengal, Chattisgarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Assam, Tripura, and Nagaland are among the many potential coconut rising belts. As a part of the marketing campaign, roughly 80 seminars on coconut shall be held.
A Centre of Excellence in Coconut and a Farmer Training-cum-Administrative Building are being inaugurated as a part of the programme in Dhali, Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu, and Hichachara, South Tripura, respectively.
In addition to expertise switch, the Centre of Excellence in Coconut at Dhali goals to reveal improved coconut cultivation applied sciences and function a serious supply/provider of coconut planting materials throughout the nation. The institution of the Coconut Training Centre in Tripura is a watershed second within the improvement of coconut cultivation, significantly within the northeastern states.
As a part of the marketing campaign, round 80 seminars on numerous elements of coconut cultivation, processing, and worth addition shall be held.
A 3-day digital commerce honest on coconut merchandise may even be organized to reveal the versatile utility of coconut, which incorporates meals, sweeteners, and drinks, in addition to non-food merchandise. It permits potential consumers and merchants to take a tour of the varied coconut merchandise on provide.