The Department of Trade and Industry – Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) promoted non-food coconut products (coco coir /coco geotextile) during the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA) 68th Annual National Mining Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC) in Baguio on 15-18 November 2022 at Camp John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City.
This is part of DTI’s contributory initiative in the implementation of the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan (CFIDP). Under the CFIDP, the DTI-EMB is tasked to oversee the promotion of Philippine coconut exports and formulate and execute export strategies, among others.
During the ANMSEC exhibit, 13 non-food coconut-based companies from CARAGA, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi, and Quezon showcased their products ranging from coconut twines/ropes, coco logs, coco nets/geotextiles, and coco pots/mats, among others. The use and applications of these products include civil engineering works, erosion control, landscaping, and horticulture, which are covered during mining operations and rehabilitation.
Technical people from the Mining sector were invited to meet with the non-food coconut sector companies to explore business possibilities on how coco geotextiles can be linked up/ utilized by the mining industry, as well as familiarize the coconut-based companies on the nature of activities and procurement system involved in the mining cycle.
This activity also served as an opportunity to increase awareness and generate interest among the general public and mining stakeholders on available non-food coconut-based products, their uses and applications from consumer to industrial products, and the benefits of utilizing a wholly locally made natural material while supporting environment-friendly alternatives/solutions.
The DTI-EMB led the arrangements for CFIDP beneficiary companies: AgriSolution Marketing Cooperative; Coco Coir Business Integration and Development (Cocobind Inc); Coco Technologies Corporation; Green Asia AgriVentures, Inc.; Gubat Agritech Industries Co.; Hung Coconet & Hydroseeding, Inc.; Pontmain Resources Inc.; Regwill Industries, Inc; Superb711 Engineering and Construction; United Coconut Association of the Philippines Inc. (UCAP); Citywide Diversified Coconut Farmers Agriculture Coop (CDCFAC); GCF Multipurpose Development; and Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
To know more about the event details, you may email DTI-EMB Consumer Industrial Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.