The low prices for copra meant that this activity had declined significantly in the years preceding the discovery of gold.
After months of negotiations they agreed to unload their cargo of copra and the ship owners promised they would be paid in full and repatriated to their homelands.
It is made from copra , or dried coconut meat, then treated to remove impurities.
He acquired several small vessels during this period which he used to visit his stations and bring his copra to Hong Kong.
Through most of the twentieth century, copra production was the only major source of income in rural villages and the money from copra was controlled by men.
Since the 19th century, Mafia islanders have depended upon copra , or dried coconut, as their primary export to world markets.
The meat of the coconut, copra , is used in a very large number of Filipino recipes.
They have a fallback in subsistence production and other cash crops, such as cocoa and copra .
The products of the island are maize, copra , rice, sugar, and valuable timber.
Besides the raw materials already mentioned, the area produced rubber, copra , nickel, timber, quinine, and important foodstuffs such as sugar, rice, tea, and coffee.