Coconut demand lost on Indonesia farmers

Farmers in North Sulawesi failing to see the benefits despite growing global demand for coconut products.
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2013 19:59

There is a growing global demand for coconut products, but many farmers are not seeing the benefits.

In Indonesia, which has the world's largest plantations, this boom does not come as good news to all.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen went to Indonesia's North Sulawesi province to find out why.


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