Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

DAVAO CITY — Domestic processors of cacao, some of which are operated by farmers themselves, have propped up bean prices, offering a safety net for growers at a time of fluctuating global prices for the commodity. Read more: Domestic chocolate processors propping up cacao industry

SRA sees higher sugar output in CY 2018-2019

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said it expects sugar output in the next crop year to recover and grow by nearly 6 percent to 2.225 million metric tons (MMT). Read more: SRA sees higher sugar output in CY 2018-2019

House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board

A BILL reconstituting the Governing Board of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to include more farmer groups has been filed at the House of Representatives (HoR), following the bicameral approval of the coco levy fund early this month. Read more: House bill filed on coconut farmers’ inclusion in PCA Governing Board

890 coconut farmers get cash incentives

Legazpi City—The Philippine Coconut Authority in Bicol has disbursed incentives amounting to P3.2 million under the participatory coconut planting project, benefiting at least 890 farmers in the region. Read more: 890 coconut farmers get cash incentives

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. Read more: International […]

Coconut oil exports seen improving

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s coconut oil exports are expected to slightly improve this year amid better production despite the continued slide in global prices. Read more: Coconut oil exports seen improving

Global trends fuel new coconut business opportunities for Filipinos

MANILA — The United Coconut Association of the Philippines (UCAP) is urging Filipinos to seize business opportunities from rising global demand for value-added coconut products like flour and sugar. Read more: Global trends fuel new coconut business opportunities for Filipinos

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