Oiling the wheels of coconut processing. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R6087: Small-scale coconut processing.

New knowledge is helping small, domestic coconut processors to improve their techniques. The innovations include a rotary grater, hot oil immersion drying, the use of a ram press, a technique for recovery of waste heat and use of carefully controlled moisture. While household-level processing of coconuts for milk and oil is an important women's activity in many countries, traditional extraction methods are arduous, time-consuming and inefficient. Tanzania, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India participated in the field trials. The findings, which improve efficiency and output, are summarized in a series of processing manuals.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9 pp.) taken from the CD.


CPH32, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 109.

Published 1 January 2007