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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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Global strategy for the conservation and use of coconut genetic resources. 2018 – 2028

The future of global coconut production and livelihoods critically depends on the availability of genetic diversity and the sustainable use of this broad genetic base to breed improved varieties. Harnessing and conserving agrobiodiversity are critical to sustainably boosting productivity and livelihoods, and addressing important challenges including those posed by climate change or pest and disease epidemics.  Read More