Coconut is a tree of great versatility. It provides food, drinks, clothing and shelter, as well as a source of income from its products. Coconut can grow in fragile environments, on coasts and coral atolls and where few other species survive. In extreme weather, the coconut provides refuge and sustenance to coastal and island communities. The health promoting properties of coconut are increasingly being recognised. Yet coconut is too oftent seen as a sunset crop, with little future, unable to compete in export markets with palm kernel oil and more recently, with genetically modified rapeseed oil....
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