Promoting Inclusive Economic Growth
Through Valorization of Coconut Husks
The overall objective of this project is to create viable and sustainable jobs for men, women and youth in Mindanao (Philippines) through a business partnership between coconut smallholder farmers (CSHF) and Biogrow (top producer of ecological cocopeat substrates). The partnership will valorise coconut by-products (husks) and promote the development of a local cocopeat and coco fibre industry
Empowering Women through Husk Valorization: DMDP Project in Mindanao
Many development advocates have focused on uplifting the status of women in the Philippines by empowering them in the social, economic and political spheres. A key driver behind the advancement of women’s rights has been the enactment of the Philippine Magna Carta for Women 13 years ago which seek the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. The IRDF BIOGROW LV project entitled “Promoting Economic Growth through the Valorization of Coconut Husk”...
CREATING JOBS, IMPROVING INCOMES OF SMALLHOLDER COCONUT FARMERS IN MINDANAO: THE IRDF-BIOGROW-LV DMDP PROJECT
CONTEXT: The Philippine coconut industry produces around 14 million metric tons of coconuts annually and accounts for more than $1 billion export revenue annually, providing livelihood to around 3.5 million coconut smallholder farmers (CSHF). However, the tremendous value produced in the sector is not translated into better quality of life of CSHF who mostly are indebted and impoverished. THE DANIDA MARKET DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (DMDP) The DMDP project in the...
Coconut Husks Stakeholders’ Forum 2021
The Integrated Rural Development Foundation (IRDF) Mindanao, under the project “Promoting Inclusive Economic Growth Through the Valorization of Coconut Husks” Project organized the Coconut Husks Stakeholder’s Forum last December 9, 2021 at Asencia Resto Bar, Lapu-lapu St., Digos City.
Installation of decorticating machine at demo center
Decorticating machines were installed at the project's demo center for chipping and decorticating operations
Video message for the celebration of #DKPH75Years
Message of partner POs and Ms. Arze Glipo, Executive Director of the IRDF, on the celebration of 75 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Denmark and the Philippines.
BCS MPC begin chipping operation
Another partner organization has started their coco chipping operation as the Bansalan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BCS MPC) kicked off their coco chips processing in their facility on July 29, 21.
Sumbac MPC also start coco chipping operations
After Tacul Agribased Farmers and Workers Association (TAFWA), Sumbac Multi-Purpose Cooperative also started their coco chips production this July 28, 2021.
TAFWA starts coco chipping operations
Under the project, one of our partner organizations, Tacul Agribased Farmers and Workers Association (TAFWA), has already started their coco chipping operation this July 22, 2021.
Blessing and turnover ceremony of the Women Community Center of Sumbac MPC
Last Wednesday, July 21, the blessing and turnover ceremony of the Women Community Center of Sumbac Multi-Purpose Cooperative took place.
Turnover and launching ceremony of KKMB Women Community Center
Turnover and launching ceremony of the Women Community Center KKMB last July 20, 2021