Every year September 2 is celebrated as World Coconut Day to commemorate the formation of the Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). One of nature’s most versatile products, the coconut plant, and its various parts can be used for food and drink, cosmetic preparations and decorations.
In India, World Coconut Day is celebrated every year under the aegis of Coconut Development in various coconut growing states across the country.
From the fruit to its leaves, the entire coconut trees can be used to fulfill various purposes. Even though the crop plays an excellent role in poverty reduction, it is seldom given credit for doing so. Hence, to reiterate the importance of this versatile crop, it is important that we spread the word on this “World Coconut Day”.
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