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More Coconuts to Replace Imports in Baracoa, Cuba
Digital newspaper Venceremos reports that territory of Guantanamo province harvested 18,900 tons of the fruit of the so-called Tree of Life or of the 100 uses.

In 2007, a total of 239 tons of coconut were exported, double the planned amount, while delivery of inputs to the only factory of activated carbon in the country was accomplished. The carbon is used in water purification and unreeking of eau-de-vie.

Three-fourths of Cuban coconut plantations are located in Baracoa, over 700 miles east of Havana.


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