- Extentions officers, coconut researchers and communication officers are trained in main coconut agricultural techniques and in communication techniques with coconut farmers. This include the questions of choice of planting material, nursery techniques, planting techniques, traditional and organic management of coconut plantation; and diffusion of information to farmers.
- A method of assessing the efficiency of replanting coconut development project is set up. This includes the estimation of numbers of: 1) seednuts produced, 2) germinated, 3) released to farmers, 4) planted by farmers 5) surviving in farmers field after one and five year, 6) cause of death of seedlings; 7) characterization of farmers and constitution of farmers database including geographical information systems; and 8) Does the new production really benefit the coconut industry, or do farmers use the coconut only for own consumption and feeding animals.
- The question of incentives for boosting coconut production is deeply discussed and recommendations are provided at the end of the meeting.
- Participants are trained to several communication tools helping to boost replanting. An international coconut varietal contest is launched in order to identify best farmers varieties and enhance communication with and among coconut farmers.
- Media (TV, Radio) associated to this meeting will enhance communication with stakeholders of the coconut value chain and improve their skills, in link with the CIDP website dedicated to Coconut planting material for the Pacific Region (https://replantcoconut.blogspot.com).
8:30-9:00 Wrap up of the previous day. Plenary to present the objectives of the day (R. Bourdeix)
9:00-11:00 Plenary Session (N. Hussein)