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coconut palm sugar, coconut flour, and coconut chips. Additionally, he says coconut is also used to manufacture alternative sources of energy, “with the husk…being used for fuel in countries such as Indonesia”, while coconut methyl ester (CME) or coco biodiesel, a derivative of coconut oil, is also produced from the crop.
The Coconut Industry Board is a statutory body established by the Coconut Industry Control Act of 1945. It is responsible for monitoring and informing the Government of Jamaica of the state of the coconut industry; advising growers of agronomic best practices and providing quality planting materials.
In 1930, a group of growers formed the Jamaica Coconut Producers Association Ltd, a cooperative marketing organisation which used its members' coconuts to produce copra, oil and, beginning in 1937, soaps. Other coconut-processing factories were established, and there was competition.
The Coconut Board aims to engage 2,000 new small farmers, medium-sized growers and local and overseas investors, as a way to boost crop acreages. Its strategic focus "is to position Jamaica as the leader in coconut seedlings, coconut production and value-added coconut products in the Caribbean", the board said.
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Doubts cloud future of St Vincent coconut industry. their cottage-style production of coconut oil, mainly for domestic use. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at