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Information provided in this website aims to promote rejuvenation and replanting of coconut plantations in the Pacific region using preferably local coconut varieties. It was conceived in the framework of the CIDP expertise on "Coconut Production and Seeds System in the Pacific Region", of which the terms of references of the expertise are summarized here. This website is under the Creative commons licence CC BY-ND 4.0, meaning you are free to duplicate all the available information as long as its source is appropriately cited (R. Bourdeix & al, 2018. Coconut planting material for the Pacific Region, https://replantcoconut.blogspot.com).



New! a very short survey on risks and incentives in coconut cropping and value chain

Twelve High Definition coconut posters 
to print and pin in your office!

The world catalogue of coconut conserved germplasm
List of germplasm conserved in ex situ coconut genebanks
How to download and extract data from the Coconut Genetic Resources Database

Selection of mother palms and seednuts

Organic management of coconut plantations
Use of plant cover to reduce weeding and fix nitrogen
Legislations and list of authorised products for organic management

Coconut seed systems
As debated in the Global Strategy for conservation and use of genetic resources, it seems possible to estimate roughly the number of coconut palms planted yearly at the global level. Coconut is cultivated as a crop on 12 million hectares, totaling approximately 1.44 billion palms, based on the likely average population density of 120 palms/ha. If we assume that coconut palms are replanted on average every 50 years, we can estimate that at least 28.9 million coconut palms (1/50, so 2%) need to be replanted each year simply to maintain a constant cultivated area. In fact the coconut area is presently increasing. Moreover, this first estimation does not take into account that a significant percentage of existing palms are already senile (more than 50 years old) and need to be replaced as soon as possible. Thus, this first estimation will have to be refined at the Pacific regional level, and for each Pacific country involved in CIDP project.

New tool for calculating the number of seednuts needed at national level 
 Cook Islands
 Federated States of Micronesia
 Fiji
 Kiribati
 Marshall Islands
 Nauru
 Niue
 Palau
 Papua New Guinea
 Samoa
 Solomon Islands
 Timor-Leste
 Tonga
 Tuvalu
 Vanuatu