Coconuts lead to Kerala's economic boom

Growing world demand for coconut leads to return of old trade in Indian state that used to chop coconut trees down.

Last updated: 08 Jan 2014 11:46
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Coconut tree farming is booming in the Indian state of  Kerala as demand for the fruit keeps growing worldwide.

The country is one of the world’s top producers, harvesting 17 billion coconuts in 2012.

Al Jazeera's Faiz Jamil reports from Kollam in the Indian state of Kerala, that is at the heart of India's coconut economy.


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