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The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

2020-02-17

The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

A combination of local and global terrorism, political turmoil and natural disaster saw the local, as well as the global economy, slowing down compared to the year 2018. Sri Lanka registered a GDP growth of 2.8% during the last year against 3.3% recorded in 2018, while the global GDP also grew at a subdued rate of 2.5%, mainly due to Chinese and the USA trade tension and low growth recorded in the EU and Japan.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Organic food product Exporters at BioFach 2020

BioFach, the world´s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, combined with VIVANESS International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, is an important business event, an emotional event for the sector, and both a get-together and an opportunity for positioning.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board is organising Sri Lanka country Pavilion at BioFach 2020 to be held from February 12-15 at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany. Fifteen (15) Food & Beverage Exporters from Sri Lanka will be showcasing their products at Sri Lanka Country Pavilion to be housed at "Stand No. -3A-414 of Hall No. 3A.

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Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

2020-02-03

Meet with Sri Lankan Food and Beverages Exporters at Gulfood 2020

“From fascinating new flavours to industry-shifting innovations and multi-million dollar export deals, Gulfood is the place to experience all the key moments driving the F&B industry forward and to see all the mega-trends come alive, like never before.” And 2020 marks the 25th edition of Gulfood to be hosted with the timely theme “Rethinking Food” from February 16-20, 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Coconut Fiber Geo-Logs and Geotextiles in Environment Conservation

2017-01-17

Coconut Fiber Geo-Logs and Geotextiles in Environment Conservation

With the annual economic losses due to deforestation and land degradation estimated at a 1.5 – 3.4 trillion Euro in 2008, equaling 3.3 – 7.5% of global GDP in 2008, the world is fighting a losing battle against soil erosion and degradation caused by natural and man-made causes.

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Coco Peat based Growing Media from Sri Lanka for Greenhouse Cultivation

2017-01-11

Coco Peat based Growing Media from Sri Lanka for Greenhouse Cultivation

It’s no secret that Sri Lanka’s abundance of Coconut plantations is a significant source of export earnings and employment generation in that it gives rise to a number of industries from Coconut flour to desiccate to activated carbon to coir grow bags and everything in between. While it’s not as common as Coconut oil, desiccate & activated carbon exports, Coconut substrate based growing media are a lucrative exports industry. The industry has created an economic value for Coco peat, a byproduct of coir manufacturing industry, which had long been held as deleterious in terms of the fertility of land.

Foremost among these growing media are coir grow bags, a product extensively used in greenhouses...

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Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

2016-12-26

Organic coconut products from Sri Lanka: Capitalizing on the global trend towards the organic food and related products

Whereas Sri Lanka isn’t the world’s largest producer of Coconut, our footprint on global coconut production is still significant. Also, in the context of local exports, as both natural Coconut and value added Coconut exports constitute a significant portion of Sri Lanka’s export earnings, the commercial vitality of Coconut is beyond question.

With increasing emphasis being placed on organic agriculture and the premium prices that authentic organic products command in the global marketplace, Sri Lankan value-added Coconut products exporters are turning slowly but steadily to production of value added organic Coconut products. Considering the growing demand for the organic agricultural products all over the world, this is a commercially astute and positive change of direction. Following are some of the value added organic Coconut products being currently exported by Sri Lankan Coconut products manufacturers and suppliers.

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Sri Lankan virgin coconut oil; the nature's best

2015-07-30

Sri Lankan virgin coconut oil; the nature's best

Used as a substitute for animal and vegetable based oil, fat and butter during the time of shortages caused by the second world war, coconut oil was banned from western markets and was tabooed as a direct cause of heart diseases due to the presence of saturated fat in RBD coconut oil.

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Coir Brushes; cleaning the natural way

2015-07-29

Coir Brushes; cleaning the natural way

Sri Lanka is among the main coir manufacturers in the world with Sri Lankan coir and coir based product manufacturer catering to nearly 40% of the global demand. Sri Lanka is also the largest supplier of brown fibre to the world with an annual exportation of 100,000 mt.

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Creating art with coconut wood

2015-07-14

Creating art with coconut wood

Due to lack of regenerative tissues, the coconut tree does not increase in width with age and maintains a trunk diameter of 20cm to 30cm with an average height of 25 meters. The composition of the coconut timber is similar to conventional hardwood and performs well as a substitute for hardwood.

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Different flavours and uses of coconut

2015-07-14

Different flavours and uses of coconut

From super hydrating coconut water to oil rich coconut milk and gluten free coconut flour, coconut is a source of varying tastes and food products, feeding a world with nutritious and tasty products that are easy to prepare and good to eat.

For every Sri Lankan that ever lived, coconut palm is equal to a wonder tree that delivers to a variety of products from food, cleaning material to shelter.

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Coconut tree, the wonder tree of Sri Lanka

2015-07-10

Coconut tree, the wonder tree of Sri Lanka

Coconut is also one of Sri Lanka's three major export crops, bringing home a total revenue of US$ 537.52 millions last year. Known for its great versatility, coconut tree is one of the most important trees in Sri Lanka, may the guidelines be economical or cultural.

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Multiple uses of coconut shell activated carbon

2015-07-08

Multiple uses of coconut shell activated carbon

With an ideal pore structure to trap contaminant molecules, Coconut shell activated carbon is one of the most preferred filters in the industrial world today.

Unknown to most of us, activated carbon plays a large role in our lives today. Humans drink water purified with it, breathe the air that has been scrubbed clean with it, eat food purified from it, wear clothes made with the help of it, go to war with it and heal ourselves with it.

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Coconut flour - a healthy choice in baking

2015-07-08

Coconut flour - a healthy choice in baking

A natural by-product of coconut milk production, coconut flour is made out of dried coconut meat and is gaining grounds in international markets as a gluten and wheat free, high fibrous alternative to grain-based flour products.

The scraped white kernel of the coconut is used to extract coconut milk and the left-over is dried in low temperatures and is grounded into a soft powder to make coconut flour, popular among the health conscious and those adhering to a wheat free diet.

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Coconut milk and Cream : offering the core nutrients for life

2015-07-07

Coconut milk and Cream : offering the core nutrients for life

Coconut and coconut based food products has been oscillating between good fat and bad fat groups for the last few decades and have finally proven to do more good than bad to the human body.

Made from the soft white kernel of the coconut, coconut milk has been a necessary part of Asian cooking for thousands of years and has been a major source of protein and fatty acids to Sri Lankans, Indians and inhabitants of Pacific Islands.

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More value addition will drive the growth of Sri Lankan Coir industry

2015-07-07

More value addition will drive the growth of Sri Lankan Coir industry

Sri Lanka is the world's largest exporter of coir fibre and coir fibre based products, exporting a multitude of raw coir fibre and value added coir products to industries ranging from agricultural and horticultural developers to auto-mobile producers across the globe.

Since the introduction of industrial coir manufacturing in the country in 1900's, Sri Lankan coir manufacturers have been the main suppliers of raw coir fibre and coir fibre based products to the global coir market.

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Discover 8 ways pure Coconut Oil improves your health

2015-07-02

Discover 8 ways pure Coconut Oil improves your health

Hailed as a 'superfood' in the truest sense of the word, coconut oil boasts a unique combination of fatty acids that lead to effective fat burning, better cognitive function along with a range of other health benefits.

1. Coconut Oil contains fatty acids with potent medicinal properties

Coconut oil is one the richest sources of 'staurated fat' known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being staurated. Due to the same fact, it wasn't long ago that coconut oil was blamed as a principal cause of heart problems.

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