The Coir Industry in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka
A tsunami research journal article
Published: Oct 01, 2006
The tsunami destroyed the coir (coconut fiber) industry in southern Sri Lanka, sweeping away the livelihoods of many of the country’s poorest workers. In 2006, Oxfam commissioned a study of the market dynamics of the coir industry and used it as the basis for a program that aimed not simply to restore but to improve the incomes of the country's impoverished coir workers.