The Coir Industry in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka

A tsunami research journal article

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.

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