Coconut, often referred to as the “tree of life,” is a versatile and economically significant crop that thrives in tropical regions. With a plethora of products derived from its various parts, the coconut industry holds immense potential for economic growth and employment generation. To harness these opportunities, a proposed coconut processing plant aims to streamline the production and processing of coconut-based products, ensuring sustainability and meeting the rising global demand. Before the ambitious project takes shape, onsite validation plays a crucial role in ensuring its feasibility, environmental impact, and potential benefits to local communities. This article delves into the significance of onsite validation for the proposed coconut processing plant and its role in fostering sustainable industry growth.
The Cooperative Development Authority led by Deputy Administrator Ray Elevazo and Cooperative Development Authority IX Regional Director Ruben L. Cunanan, Philmech, Egay Testa and Engr. Jenefer Magallanes, Philipine Coconut Authority , Provincial Manager Kaye Quezon LGU Dapitan City Administrator Atty. Amalou Monroyo, City Agriculture Cyril Patangan, Municipal Mayor of Siocon Mayor Soriano, and Zampen Coconut Farmers Federation Marketing Cooperative conducted a joint site inspection on July 31, 2023 at Municipality of Siocon Zamboanga del Norte with estimated area of more or less than 3 hectares where the 1st location of coconut processing plant will be established August 1, 2023 with estimated more or less than 5 hectares land in Barangay Barcelona, Dapitan City the location where the 2nd coconut processing plant will be established.