SRI LANKA: Government promotes new palm-based food products, kithul
Sri Lanka's Agriculture and Livestock Ministry is to set up a Kithul Development Authority to promote food products made from this palm's sap, such as the sweet drink toddy, treacle and another confectionary, jaggery. Columbo considers that kithul could be a useful rival to coconut-based products. The aim of the authority is to expand kithul plantations, providing financial assistance and advice.
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