coconut Archive

How to Make Sugar and Syrup from Coconut Sap

The coconut tree as a “tree of life” is characteristically a food supplier as this tree provides fruit throughout the year. The fruit is edible at any stage of maturity. It provides not only solid food but also a large volume of very safe and healthy drinking water. The fruit of the coconut palm is

How to Make Bukayo or Caramelized Coconut

Ingredients: 1 kg grated coconut 1 kg pulot-ipot (molasses) 1/2 kg corn syrup Potassium metabisulfite Utensils: Kitchen scale Carajay Wooden spoon or ladle Cheesecloth Wooden mold Stainless steel knife Packaging Material: Cellophane and PE bags (0.003 in. thickness) or tin containers Procedure: Dissolve corn syrup in a small amount of water in a carajay over

Coconut Coir Processing

The growing global demand for geotextile, weaved coconut fiber twines, has transformed the priorities of the Philippine coconut industry. The industry whose only source of income in the export market was copra now faces a great challenge in meeting the growing demand for geotextile in countries like China and USA. However, the production of coconut

Coconut-Banana Intercropping

Bio-Physical Basis for Intercropping In monocrop coconut, much area is left unproductive throughout its life span. The effective root area per coconut palm is only 12.5 sq m and the functional roots are concentrated between 30 and 130 cm depth, which give an ample space for intercrop. In intercropping with banana, fertilization of coconut should

Coconut and Cacao Inter-Cropping Model

Growing of intercrops in coconut lands produces more food and agricultural products, ensuring food security of the people in rural and urban areas. At the same time, the practice generates jobs and livelihood, enhancing farm incomes and the purchasing power of people, thus alleviating poverty in farming communities. Moreover, successful farmers serve as inspiration and