Coconut farming a tall order nowCoconut farming a tall order now

Rajahmundry: Andhra Pradesh is the fourth largest producer of coconuts after Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The twin Godavari districts account for the bulk of coconut and copra production in the State. East Godavari district shares 50 percent of coconut cultivation of Andhra Pradesh followed by West Godavari, Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam districts. 

Konaseema is the major player in coconut cultivation. High humidity, good rainfall with an average of 1100 mm and coastal alluvial soils of Konaseema are an added advantage for the cultivation of coconut. In Konaseema, farmers have great sentimental attachment towards coconut trees.