Coconut Industry Remains A Big Contributor To The Philippine Economy

The coconut has maintained its position as the top agricultural crop exported in many forms either as food or non-food classified as traditional or non-traditional, to 130 countries.

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Locally Produced Rennet, A Big Lift To Filipino Dairy Farmers

The local microbial rennet fermented in coconut paring cake was developed by Dr. Susana Mercado of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños Biotechnology (UPLB-Biotech) is now available for dairy farmers engaging into cheese making using carabao’s milk.

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The Potential Health Benefits Of Makapuno Coconut Byproduct

Makapuno nut is very distinct from ordinary coconut where the inside is filled with meat. It is a genetic abnormality occasionally produced by tall coconut varieties. It is highly valued for its soft glutinous meat popularly used as sweetened dessert, ice cream flavoring and as ingredient for candies and pastries.

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Chlorine Enhances Coconut Trees To Be Drought Resistant

Coconut farmers are advised to apply chlorine as fertilizer to their coconut plants as a safeguard against drought.

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Coconut Coir Dust Can Be Made Into Particle Board

A study made by the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) of the Philippines shows that coconut coir dust with forty percent solution of nitric acid and hot pressing for fifteen minutes at one hundred fifty degrees Centigrade could be used in producing binder less particle board.

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Coconut – Its Multiple Benefits

Coconut trees are cultivated throughout the tropics worldwide. They grow a height of thirty meters(100 ft.) and with a productive life span up to seventy years as average.

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