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Coco Levy Act to benefit 3.5 million Filipino farmers, spur dev’t of PH coconut industry

Manila Bulletin 01 Mar 2021
• 8 percent for the training of coconut farmers and their families as listed in the coconut farmers registry in farm schools through Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Agricultural Training Institute to be shared equally;.
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Farmers not part of Coco Levy trust fund committee

Manila Bulletin 01 Mar 2021
“We welcome the release of long-awaited funds that will improve the livelihood and incomes of the country’s 3.5 million coconut farmers and farm workers, who had paid the coconut levies during the Marcos presidency,” FFF said ... The measure sought to re-affirm the coconut levies as ...
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DA celebrates signing into law of Coco Levy Act

Manila Bulletin 28 Feb 2021
... such as projects on livestock, dairy, poultry, coffee, cacao production (10 percent); development of hybrid coconut seed farms and nurseries, to encourage self-sufficiency (10 percent); empowerment of coconut farmer organization and their cooperatives (10 percent); among others.
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Farmers say justice ‘remains elusive after 40 years’

Manila Bulletin 28 Feb 2021
Under RA 11524, only coconut farmers who own not more than five hectares of coconut farm shall benefit from the coco levy fund distribution ... nurseries, to encourage self-sufficiency (10 percent); and empowerment of coconut farmer organization and their cooperatives (10 percent).
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Oman to establish model fields for date palm, mango and lemon trees

Gulf News 28 Feb 2021
Fruits grown in Oman such as pomegranates, grapes, figs, mangoes and dates as well as farm produces such as olives, coconut, and various other vegetables have huge takers in the whole of GCC countries and beyond. More recently MAFWR, introduced a pilot project of drone-aided date palm farming, after conducting successful tests in its labs.
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New law creates trust fund for coco farmers

Manila Standard Today 27 Feb 2021
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill creating a trust fund for the country’s coconut farmers ... The new law, also known as the “Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act,” is expected to benefit coconut farmers who own not more than five hectares of coconut farm.
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House Speaker thanks Duterte for signing coco levy trust fund act

Manila Bulletin 27 Feb 2021
“This is a monumental moment for more than three million coconut farmers, who have long been denied of the fund that rightfully belongs to them.” ... It aims to increase the income of coconut farmers, alleviate poverty and promote social equity, and rehabilitate and modernize the industry towards farm productivity.
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Duterte signs law creating coco levy trust fund

The Manila Times 27 Feb 2021
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill creating a trust fund for the country’s coconut farmers ... The President vetoed a similar bill in 2019 citing the lack of vital safeguards” that could “disproportionately benefit wealthy coconut farm owners.”.
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Duterte signs law creating trust fund for coconut farmers

Manila Bulletin 26 Feb 2021
The new law is expected to benefit coconut farmers who own not more than five hectares of coconut farm ...Development of hybrid coconut seed farms and nursery for planting and replanting (20 percent); ... In 2019, President Duterte vetoed a measure creating the coconut farmers ...
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8,197 planting materials of a coconut hybrid havested in Quezon — DOST-PCAARRD

Manila Bulletin 26 Feb 2021
“A coconut hybridization project continues to improve coconut production in Calabarzon,” it said in a statement ... Villegas said “the replanting of the old and senile palms will improve the country’s coconut production and consequently improve farm income and the lives of coconut farmers.”.
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Coco Levy bill may lapse into law next week

Manila Bulletin 26 Feb 2021
Coconut farmers likewise didn’t get any response from these agencies, Faustino said ... Duterte said at the time that the absence of a limit on a covered land area for entitlement to the benefits of the trust fund may disproportionately benefit wealthy coconut farm owners more than the smallholder farmers.
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Corp budget: Thrust on farming & welfare schemes, ignores asset creation

The Times of India 25 Feb 2021
While listing down projects to promote coconut farming, fish farming and dairy farming in the city and welfare schemes like upgrading ‘laksham veedu’ colonies, Raju ignored the asset creation part and confined that aspect to a highly improbable shopping complex project.
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Towards greener pastures: Cacao farming gave this farmer a sustainable means to support the needs ...

Manila Bulletin 20 Feb 2021
“I realized that my income as an employee is not enough to support the needs of my children.” To make ends meet, she had three options in mind and one of them was farming. Having been born in an agricultural province like Calbayog City in Samar, Beduya believes that farming is a reliable livelihood that can provide her a steady profit.

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