KokoNiu is transforming Global Coconut Replanting through rapid micropropagation technology


World and Australian First Technology

Internationally, KokoNiu is poised to be the world’s first to commercialise the somatic embryogenesis technology to mass propagate ‘true to type’ coconut plantlets through a proven tissue culture protocol. Domestically, KokoNiu aims to one day help establish several large coconut plantations to create an exciting new coconut industry in Australia.

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of coconut growing countries are on Australia’s doorstep
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of exisiting trees are declining in productivity due to old age
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million new plantlets are required right now
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increase in the demand for coconut products over the last decade

The Looming Global Coconut Crisis

According to a recent report from the International Coconut Community (ICC), an intergovernmental agency that works to promote the global coconut industry, there is a massive crisis looming for the coconut industry globally. Executive Director, Mr Uron Salum states that 700 million coconut plantlets are required right now worldwide just to replace unproductive trees that have become senescent (too old).

Our Operations

For the past 25 years, Australian Research and Development into coconut has centred on tissue culture, in particular, the ability to propagate coconut plantlets on a large scale. With 90% of the global coconut growing areas located in the Asia Pacific region, there is a massive market for new plantlets on our doorstep.

With the perfect storm unfolding, KokoNiu has entered into a collaboration with the University of Queensland (UQ) to commercialise the improved protocol of the somatic embryogenesis (SE) technology. In a nut shell (pun intended) we take the somatic embryo from the coconut flower and produce ‘true to type’ coconut plantlets identical to the Mother tree. The protocol developed will allow us to do this on a massive scale at a cost significantly less than current methods.

About Us

The Co-Founders have brought together a diverse range of individuals, each a hand-picked specialist in their field to sit on the Board as well as a highly experienced Advisory Team.

This highly respected management team will assist in identifying, securing and monitoring the management of these vertically integrated businesses.

As for the technology, KokoNiu has secured the leading coconut tissue culture specialists from around the world.

Elite ‘true to type’ coconut plantlets for the domestic and international markets.