The Problems of Coconut Production on Seychelles "Outer Islands"

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1961
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Piggott, C. J.
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At present Seychelles exports about 5,000 tons of copra each year and this provides, directly and indirectly, most of the Colony's income. Over -one-third of this copra is produced on plantations in the "Outer Islands" and is shipped to Mahe for grading prior to export. Agricultural conditions on these islands are somewhat unusual for, although coconuts are popularly associated with "coral islands", they are usually grown there as a peasant crop rather than on a plantation scale. Because the soils are inherently infertile a number of agricultural techniques have been evolved over the last 60 years, some which may be of more general application.
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, XXVII (No. 2), pp. 127-130
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