Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Germany
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Coconut palm
Date
01/07/2017
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Sector development measures
Description
Supported a public-private initiative aimed at enhancing the production of coconut oil in selected regions of the Philippines and Indonesia, focusing on the establishment of certified sustainable coconut supply chains.
Notes
Backed by the Government of Germany, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) joined forces with private consumer good firm P&G, chemical company BASF and agri-trade firm Cargill to enhance the production of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia. The initiative is aimed at establishing certified sustainable coconut supply chains in the regions of Southern Mindanao and Southern Leyte (Philippines), and Amurang and North Sulawesi (Indonesia). Working with smallholder farmers, the project will focus on good agricultural practices, intercropping, enhanced farm management skills, and the creation of cooperatives. Selected farmers will also receive training on the Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN) standards, with a view to facilitate application for Rainforest Alliance certification. While GIZ would focus on the provision of technical assistance, Cargill will be in charge of production, while P&G and BASF would secure access to the personal care, nutrition and health products market.