Coconut: “The Tree of Life”. Mai Kao Yang. History (in theory). Theory 80 million years ago Southern Hemisphere, Gondwana. History. 4 th -century B.C ., Sanskrit’s writing 1 st –century to 4 th century A.D, Tamil literature India
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Mai Kao Yang
Kerala state is the lead of production in India
Located at the south tip, bordering water and closest to equator
Powerful against - Antibacterial - Antiviral - Antifungal agents - HIV are sensitive to coconut oil•Excellent moisturizer for dry skin•Coconut oil is absorbed quickly and give energy like carbohydrate
Home-based cottage industry
50% are without electricity
Majority of the women in the village work in the factory
Work every day, except Sunday,
Shift from 8 to 5:30 p.m.
Work outside in all types of weather
Interact with the middleman
“The day of coconut as mainly or solely a monoculture appears to be almost over.”