Adoption of Coconut Farmers on KAANIB Enterprise Development Project.docx - ASSESSMENT ON COCONUT-COFFEE BASED ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT(COCOBED PROJECT OF

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ASSESSMENT ON COCONUT-COFFEE BASED ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (COCOBED) PROJECT OF PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY (PCA): THE CASE IN SARANGANI PROVINCE Overview: Coconut, also known as the “tree of life”, is one of the most important crops in the Philippines. There are about 3.517 million hectares planted to coconut or 26 percent of the total agricultural land was planted with coconut trees. Coconut farms are present in 68 out of 79 provinces in the country, with 3.5 million coconut farmers directly or indirectly dependent for livelihood. Coconut is considered a major export, contributing 3.6% of the country’s gross value-added (GVA) in agriculture, next to banana, corn and rice. Indeed, the country remains to be a top producer and exporter of coconut worldwide (PSA 2019, Lapina and Andal 2017). In terms of trade, the country continues to export huge amount of coconut products, about 70% of the country’s total coconut production. Among the coconut products exported include coconut oil (CNO), desiccated coconut (DCN), copra meal, and oleo chemicals (Ani and Aquino 2016). In 2017, the total
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