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Agricultural Research Station, Aliyar
The Agricultural Research Station was established in 1963 and in 2002 it was renamed as Coconut Research Station.
 Mandate of the Research Station
1. To evolve new varieties of Coconut and Groundnut to suit in the cropping pattern of Pollachi tract and Tamil nadu.
2. To investigate suitable crops for PAP with different cropping pattern.
3. To standardize the agro techniques and to formulate IPM and IDM practices.
4. Survey and monitoring of major pests of coconut.
5. Mass production of biocontrol agents for black headed caterpillar in coconut.
6. Preventing the spread of root wilt disease of Coconut.

Contact Details :
The Professor and Head,Agricultural Research Station,
Aliyar Nagar - 642 101
Ph : 04253-2288722, Email :

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Central Institute of Coir Technology, Bangalore


CICT is a research institute of coir board an autonomous body  under the control of ministry of Agro and Rural Industry , Govt. of India. It was established in 1979 and is located at Bangalore. Its main functions are

  1. Product development such as development of new products from coir fibre.
  2. Machinery development and standardization in the existing machinery to improve the productivity.
  3. Testing of Coir and Coir products in the brown coir fibre sector.
  4. Extension service and technical assistance to the coir entrepreneurs.

Contact Details :
Central Institute of Coir Technology, No.3A,Peenya Industrial Area            Bangalore-560 058, Karnataka
Ph:080-8394875, Fax: 080-3722074
Email :

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  • Coconut Research Station, Veppankulam was started in the year 1958 under TNAU


  • Collection, conservation and evaluation of coconut germplasm
  • Development of high yielding coconut varieties/hybrids
  • Development of  crop management technologies for high yield
  • Development of improved coconut based cropping system.
  • Development of appropriate protection technologies against pest and  diseases
  • Transfer of technologies developed at Coconut Research Station to the farmers.

Contact Details :
The Professor and Head, Coconut Research Station,
Veppankulam - 614 906 
Thanjavur District.
Ph : 04373-260205, 954373260205, Fax: 04373 52700
Email :,

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Coconut Research Station, Balaramapuram, Kerala

  • The Coconut Research Station was established in 1948 at Pachalloor, near the College of Agriculture, Vellayani by the Department of Agriculture, Kerala as a scheme partly financed by the Indian Central Coconut Committee. Main functions are Standardised the agro-techniques for coconuts in red soils and Agro - techniques for coconut and coconut-based farming system in red soils

Contact Details :
Coconut Research Station,Balaramapuram P.O,
Phone: 0471-2400621, Email:
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Central Coir Research Institute, Kavavoor, Kerala


CCRI is the prime research centre of coir board and implements all the science and technology programmes for the development  of coir industry  and is located at Kalavoor, Kerala. Research activities are implemented under 4 project heads
1. Testing and service facilities
2. Product development and diversification of coir or coirpith
3. Development of coir machinery
4. Modernization of extraction and processing of coir

 Contact Details :
Central Coir Research Institute,Kalavoor,Alappuzha -688522, Kerala
Ph : 914772258094
Fax : 914772258415

National Coir Training and Design Centre was established at Alleppey, Kerala


 The objectives of the National Coir Training and Design Centre are development of trained manpower and evolving and popularising new designs and patterns for coir products and regular training programmes are being conducted.

Contact Details :  
National Coir Training and Design Centre, Alleppey, Kerala
Phone : 91-477-2258067

Central Plantation Crop Research Institute, Kerala


The Central Plantation Crop Research Institute (CPCRI), one of the oldest institutes (established in 1916), was taken over by ICAR in 1970. Presently the mandate crops of CPCRI are coconut, arecanut and cocoa. The largest germplasm collections in the world are available on coconut, arecanut and cocoa in the Institute. The coconut based cropping systems involving companion annual/perennial crops and mixed farming models developed by the Institute are acclaimed by the farmers due to economic benefits. The most useful technologies developed on water and nutrient management, identification of drought tolerant genotypes, integrated pest and disease management are popular among the growers.
Contact Details :
CPCRI(Regional Station),Kayangulam,Krishanpurampost-690533            AlappuzhaDistrict, Kerala
Ph : 04792-442160, Fax : 04792-445733
Email :

Coconut Development Board, Cochin, Kerala


Coconut Development Board (CDB) is a statutory body established under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, cochin for the integrated development of coconut cultivation and industry in the country with focus on productivity increase and product diversification. Main functions are

  1. Providing financial and other assistance for the expansion of area under coconut.
  2. Encouraging adoption of modern technologies for processing of coconut and its products.
  3. Assisting, encouraging, promoting and financing agricultural, technological, industrial or economic research on coconut and its products

Contact Details :       
Coconut Development Board,Kera Bhavan, SRVHS Road
Kochi, Kerala - 682 011
Phone: 91-484-2376265, 2377267, 2376553
Fax: 91-484-2377902
Email: ,

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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Australia


ACIAR supports coconut research in the South Pacific, and is involved in various coconut research programmes in this region. It sponsors collaborative research between Australia, Oceania and the Philippines.

Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) , France


This organization has associated experimental coconut stations in Ivory Coast and in Vanuatu and is also involved in many collaborative programmes in various countries.

Cocoa and Coconut Research Institute (CCRI): Papua New Guinea


The Cocoa Coconut Institute of Papua New Guinea (CCI) was formed in August 2003. CCI has two active research stations, one at Tavilo (East New Britain Province) and the other, Stewart Research Station, in Madang Province; there is also a research station on Bougainville where operations are suspended temporarily. CCI owns eight plantations totalling 3,234 ha, two hybrid seed gardens, and carries out extension operations in all Lowland provinces of Papua New Guinea.



The PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY is the sole government agency that is tasked to develop the industry to its full potential in line with the new vision of a united, globally competitive and efficient coconut industry. Main functions are

  • Formulate and promote a strategic and comprehensive development program for the coconut and other palm oil industry in all its aspects;
  • Implement and sustain a nationwide coconut planting and replanting, fertilization and rehabilitation, and other farm productivity programs;
  • Establish quality standards for coconut and palm products and by- products; and, develop and expand the domestic and foreign markets;

Contact Details :
Philippine Coconut Authority
Elliptical Road,Diliman,
Quezon City,Philippines,
Ph :0632-928-4501, Email
Coconut Research Center, USA


The Coconut Research Center was established to educate the medical profession and the general public about the health and nutritional aspects of coconut and palm products. The primary purpose of this website is to dispel the many myths surrounding coconut and palm products, to present a more accurate and scientific viewpoint, and to aid others in their research.
Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka  



  • Provide crop protection services for major pests and diseases of coconut
  • Maintain an insectory for mass breeding and release of parasitoids for the control of coconut pest and weeds
  • Systemic insecticides and sex attractants (pheromones) are supplied to prevent heavy infestations of major coconut pests
  • Supply seed nuts for the National replanting Programme

Contact Details :
Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka
Bandirippuwa Estate, Lunuwila 61150,Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 31 2257419, +94 31 2255300, +94 060231993
Fax: +94 31 2257391, Email:

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