Improved varieties of Coconut, Arecanut and Cocoa for higher productivity
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Plantation crops in the Indian context, are important contributors to the agrarian economy of the nation, supporting ancillary industrial development and providing livelihood security to millions of farm families across the country. Among the plantation crops, coconut, arecanut and cocoa are predominantly grown by small land holders and about 12 million people in the country are dependent on these crops for their livelihood. Hence, development of improved varieties with higher productivity is imperative.
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