In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The products of the island are maize, copra, rice, sugar, and valuable timber.
- Since the 19th century, Mafia islanders have depended upon copra, or dried coconut, as their primary export to world markets.
- Worried over the continuous slump in the coconut kernel price, coconut growers in this region have urged the State Government to resume the procurement of copra immediately.
- It is made from copra, or dried coconut meat, then treated to remove impurities.
- After months of negotiations they agreed to unload their cargo of copra and the ship owners promised they would be paid in full and repatriated to their homelands.
- Through most of the twentieth century, copra production was the only major source of income in rural villages and the money from copra was controlled by men.
- The organisation, formed by the State Government in 1987, is engaged in procuring coconuts and copra and processing them.
- The meat of the coconut, copra, is used in a very large number of Filipino recipes.
- The 680-ton ferry was carrying 243 passengers, 41 crew members, 14 vehicles and sacks of dried copra when the fire broke out.
- They have a fallback in subsistence production and other cash crops, such as cocoa and copra.
- The exports are copra, fungus and straw hats, which the women plait very cleverly.
- He acquired several small vessels during this period which he used to visit his stations and bring his copra to Hong Kong.
- They promised farmers higher prices for sugar and copra and cocoa.
- Besides the raw materials already mentioned, the area produced rubber, copra, nickel, timber, quinine, and important foodstuffs such as sugar, rice, tea, and coffee.
- While the plantation produces copra for the world market, workers have successfully prevented any product from leaving the island for 12 months.
- While support price for copra went up 15 per cent between 1998-99 and now, fisheries exports have jumped 56 per cent.
- The low prices for copra meant that this activity had declined significantly in the years preceding the discovery of gold.
- She was raised in a large two-story house that had a grocery store and a scale for weighing rice and copra and was shared with relatives.
- By the 1850s, copra, the dried meat of the coconut, could be refined to produce good quality, comparatively cheap sources of vegetable oil for use in the soap and cosmetic industries.
- The principal sources of revenue come from sales of copra, postage stamps, souvenir coins, and handicrafts.
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