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Davao coco farmers to join hunger strike on levy

Coconut farmers in Davao Oriental, who account for nearly eight percent or 1.06 billion nuts of the country’s production, said they would join a nationwide hunger strike that coconut farmers are planning in response to the government’s continuing refusal to return so-called coco levy funds to farmers.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Use of toxic pesticide on coconut trees assailed

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The environment group Greenpeace and coconut farmer groups have criticized the government’s use of the toxic pesticide neonicotinoids to combat the coconut scale insect (CSI) or “cocolisap” infestation that is threatening to wipe out the country’s coconut industry.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cargill to support coconut farmers in Yolanda-hit areas

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Nearly five months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” nearly levelled everything in its path, one international agriculture company is set to lend a helping hand to those knocked down to their feet.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Help coco farmers by returning levy’

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INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

If the government wants to hasten the recovery of the coconut farmers in the typhoon-devastated areas of the Visayas, President Aquino should return the multibillion-peso coconut levy fund to its “real owners,” according to the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the claimants’ movement Coco Levy Funds Ibalik sa Amin (Claim).

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Small coco farmers urged to fight fund diversion

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Militant farmer groups in this Feb. 10, 2013, photo assails the “extraordinary power” of Malacañang over the multibillion-peso coconut levy fund. The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, called on small coconut farmers nationwide to oppose the Aquino administration’s plan to divert parts of the fund to the 2014 national budget.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Sunday called on small coconut farmers nationwide to oppose the Aquino administration’s plan to divert parts of the multibillion-peso coconut levy fund to the 2014 national budget.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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