Every year 2nd September is celebrated as World Coconut Day by the Asian and Pacific Coconut Culture (APCC). The goal of World Coconut Day 2020 is to promote investment and coconut industry growth in APCC members. World Coconut Day is celebrated to make people aware that coconut plays an important role in reducing poverty.
It could not rule out the value of coconut production for a country’s industrial development. Country coconut production not only needs the government’s public support though International issues and global partners are in urgent need of focus.
Theme of World Coconut Day 2020
This year the theme of World Coconut Day 2020 is – “Invest in Coconut to save the world”. The theme is decided by the International Coconut Community.
History of World Coconut Day
In the year 2009, World Coconut Day was established. This day is marked by the establishment day of APCC under the aegis of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). The value and the uses of coconuts are highlighted on the World Coconut Day. The World Coconut Day offers an opportunity for policy analysis and an overview of the action plan for this field.
APCC is the 18 member countries intergovernmental organization with mandated coconut growth activities in the Asian Pacific Region to promote, organize and harmonize. The APCC is composed of many important countries that grow coconut, including India. The headquarter is located in Jakarta , Indonesia.
About benefits of Coconut
For thousands of years, coconut has been used by humans as a source of food and construction materials and has over the years become one of the main oil suppliers.
Coconut is a dry dupe which is a fibrous one-seeded drupe. It can be referred to as whole coconut palm or the seed or fruit rather than a nut.
Coconut benefits our bodies because they are rich in fiber, vitamins B6, iron, and minerals like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc, as well as because of their antiviral and antimicrobial properties. As an oil, the MCTs in it offers an optimal alternative to other oils and fats since the body is not fat-consuming them. In addition to the use, coconut also allows for other purposes, such as hard coal and fiber coir, used for the manufacture of mattresses, doormats, etc.
Without human being transportation, coconut trees cannot be grown away from the sea. Apart from India ancient coconut fossils were found in Australia and Columbia apart from India. Coconut is in the coat of arms of the nation in the Maldives, and it is the national tree of the country.
Because of the efforts made by national governments in the past years to encourage the planting of hybrid coconut that produces greater quantities of dried copra, the traditional coconut species are threatened with extinction.