History and research accomplishments of ICAR-CPCRI, Regional Station, Kayamkulam
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Coconut is an excellent ecological service provider known since time immemorial, catering to the basic needs, viz. fuel, fibre and shelter for humankind. It is a livelihood provider to more than 12 million farm families and conserves the ecosystem, worth billions of rupees, along coastlines. Let us look back at how a coconut palm disease was first noticed, and thereafter, a research station took
shape even before India’s independence mainly to address farmers’ concerns related to the disease, to decode the cause, to offer a solution for the disease, and thereafter to sustain farmer’s welfare. The history recollects how Kerala and coconut became synonymous.
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