Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers

by Foundation for Agrarian Reform Cooperatives, Inc.
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers
Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmers

Project Report | May 30, 2022
Sending back the Love from the Philippines!

By David Gonzales | FARMCOOP Advocacy and Communications Officer

Organic coconut farmer meeting
Organic coconut farmer meeting

We are making a difference when we work together! However, there is still more to be done to strengthen the coconut smallholder farming communities in the Philippines. Due to a lack of institutional assistance for smallholder farmers combined with the impacts of the pandemic, high poverty incidence among coconut farmers remains. Hence, our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support of our mission: championing our coconut farmers to pursue a sustainable livelihood and environment in Mindanao, Philippines.

In just three months since January 2022, a total of $2,630 from your donations helped to further our mission of supporting 1,000 Philippine Coconut farmers, including:

• the hiring of additional staff and conducting capacity-building training to increase coconut production efficiency, wherein they produced 140.31 liters of organic virgin coconut oil, 986 liters of organic coconut honey, 616 liters of organic coconut sap drink, and 64.40 kilograms of organic coconut sugar;
• revising the standard operating procedure (SOP) of organic coconut production to incorporate new knowledge and practices acquired through actual processing to ensure high production quality and efficiency;
• preparing and maintaining the processing facility;
• procuring equipment supplies;
• conducting regular meetings with small coconut farmer organizations representatives from the villages of Libay-libay, Lumatab, Binuangan, and Langgam, all in the province of Davao de Oro, Mindanao, to assist in the development of their organization's Vision, Mission, and Goals and monitor their supply commitment as the source of the organic dehusked coconuts;
• collecting coconut sap that produced 747.19 liters of toddy or Palm wine; and
• producing organic coconut product samples, set production standards, and store retention samples for physical, chemical, and microbiological analyses and shelf-life studies.

Like most initiatives, problems do arise from time to time. The high production cost of the four different organic coconut products has been one of the project's problems. Hence, through a series of collaborative and participatory synergistic efforts of FARMCOOP and farmers, we have cut down production costs by focusing only on Organic Virgin Coconut Oil production. By doing this, we can devote all of our time and resources to sustainably creating the product.

The attached pie chart illustrates how the project funds were utilized. We will continue this cause to fully accomplish the Support 1000 Philippine Coconut Farmer project and work with more coconut farmers in the future.

Thank you for being the catalysts of change for our local farmers, and your support is highly appreciated.

Virgin Coconut Oil Produced
Virgin Coconut Oil Produced
Organic Coconut Honey
Organic Coconut Honey
Processing Organic Coconut Sugar
Processing Organic Coconut Sugar
Coconut dehydrator machine
Coconut dehydrator machine
Coconut grinding machine
Coconut grinding machine

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Jan 22, 2022
Coconut Farmer Participation and Funding Allocation

By Kahlil Apuzen-Ito | Coconut Project Fundraising Coordinator

Jan 21, 2022
Thank You! Here's Our First Quarterly Report from the Philippines!

By Kahlil Apuzen-Ito | Coconut Project Fundraising Coordinator

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Foundation for Agrarian Reform Cooperatives, Inc.

Location: Davao City, Davao del Sur - Philippines
Website:
Project Leader:
Kahlil Apuzen-Ito
Davao City , Davao del Sur Philippines
$16,824 raised of $50,000 goal
 
165 donations
$33,177 to go
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