Thiruvananthapuram | Virgin coconut oil, neera, jaggery, coconut chips and other value-added products will be distributed in South Africa during the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.
The shipment of the consignments has been already dispatched as per the directions of Ms. Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commission of India, South Africa, a Coconut Development Board release said here today.
She has expressed interest in coconut oil, neera honey and neera sugar and have made arrangements to distribute the products in South Africa on August 15. Board has sent goods worth 260 kg with sufficient quantity of coconut oil, neera honey, sugar, other value added products such as spicy jaggery, jaggery, virgin coconut oil, and coconut chips along with promotional literature and brochures regarding the products for distribution in the events.
The CDB has sent 500 packets each of Neera value-added products. The consignments included Chips from Kodungallur Coconut Producer?s Company Ltd and the rest of the products from CDB Institute of Technology at Vazhakkulam in Aluva. Qatar Airways is carrying the consignment from Nedumbassery to Pretoria in South Africa.
This co-operation is expected to bring value-added coconut products from India to the forefront of global market and would ultimately benefit the coconut farmers of India. This exchange is also expected to develop a fruitful collaboration between the Coconut Producers and potential consumers in South Africa, the release said.
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