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Indonesia – A Land without Farmers?

In this excellent info-graphic-styled and thought provoking article, Indonesian journalist Made Anthony Iswara illuminates the potential for Indonesia to lose part of its critical human resource - its farmers… Indonesia lost 5.1 million farmers between 2003 and 2013, with their numbers falling to 26 million, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS). The trend is expected to continue in the next few…



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PALM OIL Vs COCONUT PALM – The Demise of Coconut?

Is the demise of coconut inevitable within the key harvestable estate? In 20 years will coconut merely be an iconic symbol of a tropical paradise rather than a key global food security resource? In a new series, our CKC blog will profile selected articles and stories that illuminate the dire status of coconut palm, it’s smallholders and present the potential…



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Coconuts: Catalysts of Conflict

We really enjoyed reading this fascinating coconut paper by Philip Cerepak, a PhD candidate studying Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and are pleased to share it to our CKC audience. “Between 1650 and 1900, revolts, rebellions, and resistance by sugar workers increased as sugar became a daily fixture in the European and American diet. And, in the…



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Lokal.Lab

LOKAL.LAB is a grassroots NGO that aims to support and empower the local community of Siargao Island in the Philippines through impactful and sustainable projects that promote the local culture. Shouldered by small enterprises to fund and maintain their community projects, Lokal.Lab aims to raise the quality of living in the community and empower locals to promote their culture and…



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Sustainable Coconut Charter Launch

“Faced with record global demand, and a coconut supply chain that is threatened by underperforming senile trees, escalating natural disasters, and farmers’ lack of technical, market and financial access, the coconut industry faces pending supply chain disruption”.USAID. At CKC we are hopeful that this new initiative will shine brightly over the problems facing the coconut industry, and that the power-for-change…



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No, Coconut Oil Does Not Threaten More Species Than Palm Oil

“A slightly more accurate title would have been, “Palm oil production threatens five times more species than coconut oil. However, coconut oil threatens five times more species on a per ton basis.” Of course, a title like that wouldn’t get quite as many shares on social media.” Read more



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Covid-19 Coconut Challenges

India coconut by-products industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 lockdown with South India coconut oil prices declined by around 20% in the absence of sufficient demand. Read More



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Palm Oil Up and Coconut Down

Indonesia and the Philippines account for most of the world’s coconut production. But as the palm oil industry expands, helped along by generous government subsidies, coconut farmers are struggling to adapt. Read More

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