“Coconut is truly a wonderful plant which provides health, wealth, food, shelter and also livelihood to millions of people all over the world,” Gogoi said while inaugurating the World Coconut Day function at NEDFi Convention Centre here on Friday.
India has the highest level of productivity in natural rubber and coconuts. While natural rubber productivity has grown rapidly, that of coconuts has barely increased over time. This paper seeks an explanation for this differential performance in terms of relative rates of diffusion of new technologies facilitated by their respective Sectoral Systems of Innovation.
THOUGH it was announced at the end of last year, that Sri Lanka would import millions of coconuts from Kerala to make up for a shortage of this essential cooking ingredient, it is now learnt that there may be no imports from Kerala because of fears that the dreaded