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Coconut farmers struggling to find consistent market

The Coconut Industry Board (CIB) has said several hundred coconut farmers are struggling to find a regular and consistent market for their coconuts.
 
Christopher Gentles, Chairman of the CIB, noted that the sector has rebounded from the shortage caused by the record droughts of 2014 and 2015 and is now in a position of strength.
 
The CIB said there has been a substantial increase in the production of coconuts in the island over the past 18 months. 
 
However, Mr. Gentles said cooler temperatures this year have also reduced the demand for jelly coconuts and have negatively impacted the sales of the Coconut Shop.
                                                       


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