The Niu coconut cream and meat are the base ingredient for most every food in Tonga.
Both men and women are involved with the processing of coconuts.
It is also a viable export in raw form (copra) or better yet as finished product. Ian and Vanessa Jones set up a business in Vava’u that exploits the features of the Niu, together in syncronicity with the ecology of Vava’u.
An earlier documentary provides insight into the viability and logic behind added-value production, instead of raw material supply. Lot’s of natural resources poured in the intake, let nature continue it’s course, and we have clean natural resource on the out take.