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See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: Development of the coconut industry in Tanzania Technical Report · January 2013 CITATIONS 0 READS 4,912 4 authors , including: Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects: use of semiochemicals for management of coconut pests View project Assessment of behavioural and reproductive responses of coconut mites to coconut varieties and relationship of volatile organic compounds, lipid profiles and phenolic compounds of coconut varieties with their susceptibility levels to coconut mite View project N. S. Aratchige Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka 42 PUBLICATIONS 386 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE All content following this page was uploaded by N. S. Aratchige on 19 May 2015. The user has requested enhancement of the downloaded file.
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DEVELOPMENT OF THE COCONUT INDUSTRY IN TANZANIA Hon. Jagath Pushpakumara Minister, Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development Prof. H.P.M. Gunasena Chairman, Coconut Research Board Dr. Nayanie S. Aratchige Principal Entomologist, Coconut Research Institute Mr. P.A.H. Nimal Appuhamy Head, Technology Transfer Division, Coconut Research Institute November 2013
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i TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Table of Contents i Executive Summary ii Acknowledgements iv 1. Background 1 2. The Coconut Industry in Tanzania 3 3. The National Coconut Development Project (NCDP) 5 3.1 Achievements and impacts of the NCDP 6 3.2 Establishment of the Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI) 7 4. Challenges Ahead 8 5. Current Situation of Research and Development Activities on the Coconut Sector 5.1 Coconut breeding and varietal improvement 10 5.2 Agronomy and farming systems development 12 5.3 Pest and disease management 14 5.4 Coconut processing and products development 24 5.5 Coconut extension services 28 6. Recommendations A. Assistance offered by the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka 34 B. Proposed R & D activities for consideration by MARI, Tanzania 36 7. Mode of Cooperation through a MOU 38 8. References 39 Annex 1. Persons met during the visit 41 Annex 2. Programme of the visit 43
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ii Executive Summary During an official visit of HE Mahinda Rajapakse, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in June 2013, HE President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania has made a request to provide assistance to develop its coconut industry. In pursuance of this request Ministry of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development and the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (CRISL) fielded a four member team to visit and propose recommendations to revive the coconut industry of Tanzania. The team visited Tanzania and Zanzibar from 14 th 20 th October 2013 and met with the Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives of Tanzania, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Zanzibar, senior officials of the two ministries, research and technical staff of the MIkocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Dar es Salaam and some coconut farmers.
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