Hello, Nariyal FoCT call center has opened for coconut farming support

Coconut Development Board has officially launched the FoCT call center at Hello Naariyal to address the needs of farmers in the field of coconut crop and other crops management.  Hello Naariyal Call Center in Kerala operates from Kochi Government Headquarters. The initiative will not only benefit the coconut farmers of Kerala but  also extend its services to the traditional coconut growing states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka through  respective government units.   

A total of 1924 FoCTs (Friends of the Coconut Tree) have registered with the call center and its services are available in respective areas at the Block Grama Panchayat level  for  activities related to coconut cultivation including tree climbing, plant protection, harvesting, and seeds. procurement of nuts, maintenance of nurseries, etc. Coconut farmers can access FoCT services  through a call center. The  call center aims to improvise activities in the  coconut industry by connecting FoCT palm climbers with coconut farms, farmer producer organizations, coconut entrepreneurs and officials from various agricultural departments and agencies. In a statement, the board said  skilled climbers interested in registering can do so through the call center.

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