KOCHI: A team of 5 delegates from CP (Charoen Pokphand) group, Thailand, headed by Khunsri Thongyoi, senior vice-president of CP Crop Integration Business, CP Group, visited Coconut Development Board on Monday during their five-day tour in South India.
Charoen Pokphand, the largest private company in Thailand which has been active in India for the past 20 years, is yet to set foot in the agriculture sector.
The purpose of visit is to explore the possibilities of establishing individual coconut producing units or starting joint ventures with the coconut producer companies in South India, said CDB officials.
They held discussions with Chairman and other senior officials of Coconut Development Board. T K Jose, Chairman of CDB, briefed about the coconut cultivation and industry in India and scope for starting coconut-based industries by the CP group in association with Indian partnership .
The team also met the Chairmen and CEO’s of Coconut Producer Companies viz, Thirukochi, Tirur, Kuttiady and Palakkad, registered under Board and noted ways and means of their activities.
In the afternoon session of the meet, visitors evaluated their opportunities with business promoting organisations such as FICCI, CII, Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Inkel.