The Livelihoods Fund launches an initiative to improve the incomes of coconut producers in the Philippines
The coconut is the sixth most cultivated fruit in the world and demand is growing constantly. But in the Philippines, the world’s number-two coconut producer, the supply chain has become impoverished and the producers are among the country’s poorest. To improve the living conditions and increase the productivity of family farms, the Livelihoods Funds has launched the Coconut – Livelihoods project. The two main thrusts of the project consist in helping producers to develop their activity, for example by facilitating market access, and supporting them in the management of their production, with the adoption of practices that will increase yields while favouring sustainable methods (including composting).
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