Coconut Wood

Processing and Use

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251022535

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 58

View: 6708



Coconut Palm Products

Their Processing in Developing Countries

Author: Brian E. Grimwood,F. Ashman

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251008539

Category: Coconut products

Page: 261

View: 3613


The coconut palm; the coconut; principles of copra drying; methods of copra drying; copra conflagrations; copra grading; copra storage and quality control; utilization of coconut husk; utilization of coconut shell; utilization of coconut water; desiccated coconut; other coconut food products; products from coconut palm sap; extraction of oil and protein from fresh coconuts; coconut wood processing and utilization.

Preservation of timber in the tropics

Author: G.W. Findlay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940172752X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

View: 5976


Much research has been done recently, and more is now in progress, to increase the effectiveness under tropical conditions of methods which have been developed in Europe for preserving timber. This book attempts to bring together the results of some of these studies. I have not attempted to cover the tropical zones of Central and South America as this would have extended the book beyond its limits. But I am grateful to the authors who have contributed chapters dealing with the different aspects and solutions of the problems of the tropical areas of the Old World. The International Research Group for Wood Preservation (The I.R.G.) at its annual meetings in different countries has provided a valuable forum for cooperation in this developing field. Anyone concerned with the subject would be well advised to study the publications issued by this group. Their office is at Drottning Kristinas vag 47C S - 11428 Stockholm, Sweden. Although timber is a renewable resource there is every reason why it should not be wasted through premature decay or the ravages of termites etc., when effective measures for its preservation are available and, if correctly applied, can greatly reduce the cost of maintaining timber structures.

The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera L.) - Research and Development Perspectives

Author: V. Krishnakumar,P. K. Thampan,M. Achuthan Nair

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811327548

Category: Science

Page: 834

View: 8794


Since the publication of "The coconut palm - A monograph" in 1960, considerable information has been accrued on the crop through work at research institutes, international organisations and development agencies. Although coconut cultivation is spread over 93 countries, providing employment and creating livelihood opportunities to 64 million families around the globe, smallholder coconut farmers are now facing numerous challenges. The wide gap between the potential and actual yield is a major concern, and as such it is necessary to disseminate knowledge in order to implement research findings. Coconut research in India, one of the leading coconut producing countries, is celebrating its centenary, making this an opportune time to review the research and development advances and the relevant technologies. This detailed, comprehensive book covers all aspects of coconut, from the origins to cultivation, breeding, physiology and value addition, as well as subjects of topical interest like nutrition and health, biotechnology, and climate change and carbon sequestration. Written by leading experts in the fields it emphasises that the livelihood of the small coconut landholders is the ultimate aim of scientists and developmental agencies, and outlines various important strategies to make coconut farming more remunerative globally. It discusses work in all the major coconut growing countries and outlines suggestions for international cooperation. Research work on the crop is comparatively difficult because of its perennial nature, longevity, height, long juvenile phase, large sized nuts, cross pollination and seed propagation. As these special features necessitate greater investment of resources, time and land, it is all the more imperative that research is not duplicated and the information and experience becoming available around the world is shared so that it can be fully utilised. In this context periodic publications, compiling all the available information on coconut assume greater significance. This book is therefore of great value to researchers, students, extension workers, developmental agencies and progressive farmers.

Sankaran Is Again on the Coconut Tree

Author: Jo Nambiar

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482886847

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 7173


Kerala is a destination on the world tourist map. It is often referred to as Gods Own Country. The place has been visited by foreigners from all over the globe for five thousand years at least. To give an insight into the mysteries of this place and events that occurred over many, many years, Sankaran, an immortal, takes the reader through very gripping, thrilling, and thought-provoking situations and, in the process, demystifies the Malayalee.