Information provided in this website aims to promote rejuvenation and replanting of senile coconut plantations in the Pacific region using preferably local coconut varieties. It includes mother palm selections; nursery management and support for establishment of pilot nurseries; promotion of farming systems (including agro-forestry) technologies as a means of optimising land use, enhance multi-cropping in contrast to mono-cropping and improving livelihood opportunities for farming households including rural women.
Preparation of the world first regional coconut varietal contest!
COGENT recommendations about planting material
Variety, Cultivar, Population and Accession, what does it mean?
The world catalogue of coconut conserved germplasm
List of germplasm conserved in ex situ coconut genebanks
Dwarf and Compact Dwarf varieties
Hybrids Dwarf x Tall, Tall x Tall and Dwarf x Dwarf
Use of genetic markers at nursery stage to select good varieties
Expert's view on incentives for boosting coconut plantations
Selling coconut hearts (Chou coco or millionnaire's salad) to largely cover the costs of slaughtering senile coconut palms and replanting young palms.
Staking and laying out of coconut fields and nurseries
and planning by country (the seven countries supposed to be visited are in bold)
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Public lecture: Coconut renewal: Traditional and new stories about the tree of life
The Oryctes and Scapanes, pests of greatest concern
Other coconut pests and diseases