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