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Coconuts Bounce back

radiocayman.gov.ky, 26 Oct 2016

October 26, 2016

The strength of the Caribbean coconut industry, which is in a boom due to the renewed focus on health and wellnesss, is a significant component of the ongoing Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) discussions, being hosted by the Cayman Islands Government.

Monday night, the delegates sampled local fresh coconut water and jelly at a welcome social, in addition to the business discussions on the topic.

A regional "coconut plan" was established Monday, in a forum led by Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI).

The components range from creating investment profiles for potential financiers, and establishing seed banks for top varieties, to developing production and marketing components.

The top-level meetings were opened Monday by Agriculture Minister, the Honourable Kurt TIbbetts.