I.EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Coconut ( Cocos nucifera ) is a large, oval, brown seed of a tropical palm, it is consisting of a hard shell lined with edible white flesh and containing a clear liquid. The tall palm tree that yields the coconut, which grows mainly by coastal beaches and has become naturalized throughout the tropics. Many tropical economies are dependent upon its product, which include copra and coir and unfortunately the Bicol region was one that produces it. Coconut is known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics. They form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. It grows up to 30 m (98ft) tall, with pinnate leaves 4-6 m (13-20ft) long, and pinnae 60-90 cm long. The Bicolanos are known for their love of coconut products. They are particularly known for their practice of using coconut milk or "gata" in their delectable cuisines or food recipes. This is not surprising because coconut is the major crop in the region and it serves as its sunshine industry. Travelers and visitors to Bicol usually look forward to tasting its famous "Bicol Express" among other coconut milk-mixed delicacies. There are some products of coconut which are useful to people like us; it includes the coconut water, the wet meat or kernel, desiccated coconut, coconut flour, today and toddy products, coconut oil and
oil cake and the last one is coir and coconut fiber. Most of the product of coconut was produced by Bicolano’s and it brings a high income to fulfill the needs of their family and other purposes. In this value chain analysis the commodity subsystem are being enumerated or discussed one by one according to its function in the process. In the input subsystem all the materials and needed is identified but in coconut production input materials is necessary like coconut seed, pole provide with hook and sacks. In production subsystem. There are 8 hectares of land area that being devoted in the production of coconut. Coconut normally grown in the large area in Aldezar, Sipocot, Camarines Sur. Coconut matured for 3 years and it ready to yield. Coconut are being gathered by owner of the plantation and their harvesting pole provide with hook. Their means of transportation is through jeepney containing 50 kilos of coconut. After the harvesting they put it into sacks and bring it to the market. In processing subsystem all the process flow is being identify starting from planting to copra product. Copra smooking process takes more or less three days depending on the volume of the production, after the smooking process is being done remove the shell of coconut and, then they start putting into sacks and become a based-production. Mr. Simplicio S. Ripo is the one who own the 8 hectares of coconut plantation in Aldezar, Sipocot, Camarines Sur. He makes copra by hiring laborers .
In marketing subsystem all the process flow is being identify starting from product to coconut natural oil product.
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