Coconut Industry in SriLanka
Introduction of Coconut Industry of Sri Lanka
The present extent under coconut is around 363,000 hectares, and are mainly concentrated in Kurunegala, Puttalam and Gampaha Districts. Coconut being a small holder crop, approximately 75% of the total extent comes under small holdings. Sri Lanka is considered as the 4th largest coconut producing country in the world. Contribution from the coconut industry to GDP plays a pivotal role in sustaining a viable economy at village, district and regional levels in Sri Lanka.
There is a growing competition among coconut producing countries and concerted efforts have to be made to maintain Sri Lankan share of the export market for kernel as well as non-kernel products.
it would be far more beneficial to the country and would enable Sri Lanka to become the Miracle of Asia.