Coconut

The Philippines is one of the largest producers of coconut in the world, second to Indonesia. In 2018, around 3.6 million hectares of land were planted with coconut, producing 14.7 million metric tons of coconut worth USD 1.7 million.

 

Despite this huge production, coconut farmers remain the poorest in the agriculture sector. A lack of innovation and value-added processes to coconut products may have contributed to the financial difficulties faced by coconut farmers who mostly produce copra or oil. The government is developing a Philippine Coconut Industry Roadmap which will guide and suggest areas of improvements and innovations for the coconut industry.

Activities

  • PPSA commits to assist the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) in developing the Philippine Coconut Industry Roadmap. Coconut, as an intercrop of coffee, can potentially help the government achieve the targets under the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap, which PPSA members are actively involved with.

  • Friends of Hope – a non-profit corporation working on poverty alleviation – is leading a program in partnership with domestic processors and international brands to reinvigorate the coconut water value chain. This includes sourcing from smallholders and reinvesting in farming communities to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of coconut farming in the Philippines.

15,765
seedlings distributed

9,731
farmers reached

Impact

Members and Partners

  • Asian Farmers Association

  • Agrea

  • Agricultural Training Institute

  • AgriCOOPh

  • Batangas Free Range Chicken

  • Department of Agriculture - Office of the Secretary

  • Department of Trade and Industry – Board of Investments

  • Dinalupihan, Bataan Local Government Unit

  • European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of UN

  • Foodlink Advocacy Cooperative

  • Grameen Foundation

  • ICCO Cooperation

  • Inavet Nutrition Technologies

  • Infarmco Management Corporation

  • International Labor Organization in the Philippines

  • Japan International Co-operation

  • LAKAMBINI

  • Livestock and Meat Business (LaMB) Philippines Magazine

  • Nutriasia

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • PAKISAMA

  • People In Need

  • Pessl Instruments

  • Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA)

  • Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)

  • PhilRICE

  • Ploughshares Inc.

  • Provincial Government of Saranggani

  • Robert Bosch, Inc

  • Sinochem

  • SMART Communications

  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

  • Unilever Philippines

  • Vitarich Corp

Coconut

  • Friends of HOPE

  • Grameen Foundation

  • PAKISAMA

  • Philippine Coconut Authority

  • Ploughshares, Inc.

  • Unilever Philippines

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