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Making Copra

As we drove around Fiji we often saw these copra kilns.  For many people, and especially in the Fijian villages, the production of Copra is a primary source of income.  With the coconut trees so prevalent across the island you can see why it is a popular activity. Making copra is not an easy task.  Coconuts are gathered and then cut open and halved.  The coconut meat is then dried – most often using a kiln shown above.  Many locals who use the kiln will bring the dried product to the copra mill for final production.  When the copra production [ ... ]