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Government urged to help coco growers

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WITH copra prices plummeting, a former senator has urged government to help coconut farmers diversify and build viable cooperatives.

“Diversification is key to the economic survival of small growers facing severe hardship, with the farm-gate price of copra now down to as low as
P15 per kilo from P40 a year ago,” said former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri.

Zubiri urged the state-run Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to help planters expand their sources of farm income via intercropping.

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